Bamboo - Black

Phyllostachys nigra

From £39.99

Bamboo makes the perfect hedging plant alternative, not only is it evergreen and fast growing it is also low maintenance so you can leave it to grow freely and create that contemporary style you are looking for. Phyllostachys nigra is latin for Black Bamboo and whilst it has all the features of green and golden bamboo, this type of Bamboo has intensely black stems that stand out amongst the bright green foliage. Please note the canes will appear a creamy green in their first year of growth.

Black Bamboo is classed as low maintenance, but it can take a year or two to fully settle and they need to be watered well until they are established. Bamboo can be invasive so if you do not want your bamboo to get too out of control, you can plant bamboo underground in pots (twice their root size) to contain their height and growth spread.

Planting bamboo in a slightly dry soil will also slow down their growth rate, which can reach up to 6m, as this wouldn’t be their first choice in soil choice. To achieve a fully growing bamboo hedge, plant them slightly below ground level. They prefer sun or semi shade and will grow by 60/90cm pa.

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  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour None
  • Grows Up To 4m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes

As Black Bamboo is such a fast growing species pruning will need to be done regularly to keep the desired effect. Any unwanted or damaged canes should be cut down to ground level in springtime and any new black bamboo shoots should also be pruned to the established height of the plants.

General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove healthy growing shoots.

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    Black Bamboo Pot Grown 100/120cm 10L
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £39.99
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    1.5 to 2 per metre
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More Information
Berry ColourNone
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourNone
Grows Up To4m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
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  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
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Create an interesting tropical paradise in your garden with Black Bamboo. Phyllostachys nigra has striking black stems, which against green foliage, make this a stunning feature for your garden.