Black bamboo in containers ©Matt Newman -
Phyllostachys nigra – Black bamboo ©Matt Newman –

Zone: 5 to 9

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

Height: 3′ to 20′ (depending on the variety)

Bamboo definitely gives that tropical look and zen feeling to your garden. It is another fairly easy to grow plant that pretty much takes care of itself.

The only caution with bamboo is that it can be quite invasive…so make sure that you either buy the clumping kind or grow it in a contained area (a large pot works well!)