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Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castilloni'

Black bamboo

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Plant type

Hardy perennial


Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castilloni'

Plant details

Phyllostachys, a type of bamboo make a striking addition to the back of the shrubbery. Several clumps grown together can also be used to make a informal garden screen. It will tolerate most soil conditons and is particularly at home in a damp but free-draining spot. Many bamboos will spread, so restrict growth by planting into a container before sinking the plant into the ground. Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Castilloni' produces yellow canes with a green stripe.

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Phyllostachys

Species: bambusoides

Cultivar: Castilloni

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 2000cm

Spread: 1800cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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