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Cultural Details for Phyllostachys atrovaginata

Common Name:
Incense Bamboo

Growth Rate:
Stiffly upright

Average Mature Height:
Mature culms height to 30'

Average Mature Width:
Mature culm diameter to 2.25"

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Threat of diseases and pests is minimal

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Shoots are good tasting; surface has the scent similar to sandalwood. Distinguished by the absence of auricles and fimbriae from the culm leaf

Culture and Care:
Thrives in loose, loamy, slightly acidic, well-drained moist soil in full sun. Benefits greatly from a good mulch layer.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 192

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.