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Henon Giant Gray Bamboo - Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'
Henon Giant Gray is a timber bamboo perfect for use as a medium to tall screen, this cold hardy giant has very erect canes. The wood is of high quality and used by many craftsmen. This is one giant and impressive bamboo! Scroll down for more details!

Henon Giant Gray Bamboo - Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'

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Henon Giant Gray Bamboo
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6A-11   Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Bamboo variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Hailing from Guangdong Sichuan, China, Henon Giant Gray Bamboo is a cold hardy selection with very erect canes. Its new olive green canes turn to a handsome and attractive gray color with age. The culm sheath have wavy blades with prominent oral setae, auricles and ligules. This giant bamboo will grow great in shaded sites with poor soil, and is known for its drought tolerance once established. It is adaptable to most all planting sites. The wood is of high quality and used by many craftsmen. This is one impressive bamboo!

Landscape & Other Uses

Containers/Pots: Good
Crafts: Good
Edible: Good
Hedge: Good
Indoor: 6 hours min. sun
Ornamental: Good
Privacy Screen: Excellent
Specimen: In containers
Wood Quality: Good

Cultural Preferences

Henon Giant Bamboo is easy to grow in any average, well-drained but moist soil and full to mostly sun. During the first growing season after planting, water as needed to keep soil around the plants moist, but not soggy or wet. When established, most bamboo will tolerate periods of dry weather, however, will appreciate an occasional deep soaking if the leaves begin to curl from drought stress. 

Henon Giant Gray is a running bamboo, which means it spreads. Bamboo can be controlled in a small area (a normal city yard) simply by mowing or stepping on the young shoots. New shoots of some bamboo can also be used for culinary purposes and cooked, much like asparagus. Keep in mind that running bamboo only puts up new shoots for a short time each year. When they are "shooting," the new plants are very fragile and easy to destroy. Root pruning or a Bamboo Root Barrier are other methods to control spread.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6A-11   Find Your Zone 
Type: Running
Height: 50-70'
Spread: 5'+ without control
Culm Diameter: 4 1/2"
Sun: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil: Well drained
Growth Rate: Fast 

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