Phy. Nigra 'one from another'
It has gotten to be really confusing as to which Phy. Nigra black is which. there are so many different (common) names, Ebony, Hale,Black Jade, Kuro Chiku, Dikokuchiku, and just plain old Black Bamboo. It seems like a lot of bamboo nurserys are trying to give their own name to the same bamboo they got from another nursery. What I'm trying to figure out is which one gets the blackest the Quickest, the biggest, the hardiest, and all those questions, and are there that many varieties. I have been told that "Black" Bamboo does best in shade, part shade, and full sun,cool temps, hot temps and that a sacrificial chicken might even help. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I have a nervous chicken on hold.