Phyllostachys nigra (full sun or part shade) - Black Bamboo. Perfect, evergreen, privacy border for along fence and front of yard. Have to lay down barrier around planting areas so that it does not spread like wildfire (can be invasive but can also be managed if planned well). Beautiful jet black/mottled green and black bamboo stalks. Wood is very sought after by woodworkers. Functional and pretty.
Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis - Tall bamboo with green-grooved, golden-yellow canes, which can flash with shades of red in the sun, fading to darker yellow with age. This colourful variety looks great alongside the ebony-black canes of the black bamboo, Phyllostachys nigra. This aptly named coloured-stemmed bamboo is one of our 'highly recommended plants'.