Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo) 5L 60-80cm
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Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo) 5L 60-80cm

  • Black bamboo is slow growing and so much easier to manage than other speedy invasive varieties, especially when grown in a large container.
  • A stunning variety, the canes turn a rich, coffee-black colour after only a year creating a really unique and impactful exotic looking plant.
  • It will undoubtedly provide a wonderful spectacle and a great centrepiece but is ideal for use as screening or hedging, particularly around patios or BBQ areas.
  • Very hardy, it needs no maintenance or pruning, so it is perfect for busy gardeners.
  • Supplied as a mature plant approx. 60-80cm tall in a 5L pot ready for planting out.

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Grab your chance to get a very special offer for such a huge, impactful bamboo plant! Black bamboo is slow growing, and the canes turn a rich, coffee-black colour after a year or so. They will provide a wonderful spectacle and a great centrepiece and talking point.

This mature, well established plant will provide instant impact in a large pot (keep well watered in Summer, they are thirsty beasts), looking great on patios or decking, and requiring very little maintenace. Or plant it in the ground where it will form nice attractive clumps over many, many years. It is also good for screening or dividing areas of your garden, and will look lovely with the canes wafting and whispering in the breeze.

Phyllostachys nigra is also much less invasive than others so dont worry about it taking over. Very hardy, it needs no maintenance or pruning, so it is perfect for busy gardeners, yet gives year round interest and texture to gardens of all styles and sizes. Can be divided into 2 plants in 5 years or so too! Enjoy!

What Is Supplied

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Supplied as a mature plant in a 5L pot

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Best planted in spring so that the food reserves in the rhizome are used to produce a good flush of fresh canes in summer.

Care Information

  • Before planting, dig over the ground and add well-rotted manure or garden compost.
  • Dig a planting hole so that the rootball sits slightly lower, with 2-3cm (1in) of soil covering the original surface
    Backfill the hole, taking care not to damage the young rhizomes, then water and mulch.
  • Water regularly and ensure that bamboo plants in containers do not dry out even in winter as the foliage is prone to wind scorch.
  • Give a high nitrogen feed in spring and apply a balanced fertiliser through the rest of the growing season until late August.
  • New bamboo plants can be contained within a physical barrier to prevent them spreading through beds and borders.
  • Divide the bamboo every couple of years.
  • In spring, remove any weak, dead, damaged or spindly canes, cutting them to ground level with secateurs or loppers, at the same time remove any debris at the base of clumps.
  • Smaller bamboos are ideal grown in a container at least 45cm (18in) across.
  • In very cold weather, insulate containers with bubble wrap or move them to frost-free conditions.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
450 cm
100 cm
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