Black bamboo is an extremely popular bamboo used a lot in decoration and light wood work. It’s also considered to be a great garden center piece as the black culms contrast beautifully with the green leaves.
Moso is the tallest temperate bamboo plant species on earth, and there’s no mistaking it. The color of the culms are a dark green, but what makes this plant especially distinguishable are the hairs that grow on the canes.
As fat as temperate timber bamboos go, this is the strongest and has the best woodworking and woodcraft qualities. This is an upright species that does well in wind, and snow (as long as the temperatures are above 5 F).