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Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra

Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra

Instant impact in the garden
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • Grab your chance to get a very special plant at a very special price!
  • Black bamboo is slow growing and the canes turn a rich, coffee-black colour after only a year.
  • A wonderful spectacle and a great centrepiece for any outdoor space.
  • Very hardy, it needs no maintenance or pruning, so it is perfect for busy gardeners.
  • SSupplied as an established plant, approx. 50-80cm tall in a 3L pot, ready to plant out.
3L Pot 50-80cm Tall - Item: 680075
Only £29.99
5L Pot - Item: (680143)
Only £49.99

Product Description

Grab your chance to get a very special offer for this spectacular bamboo plant! Phyllostachys nigra, the 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 maintenance. Or plant it in the ground where it will form an attractive clump over 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 you don't have to 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. Enjoy!

Supplied as an established plant, approx. 50-80cm tall in a 3L pot, ready to plant out.

What Is Supplied

Item 680075 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant, approx. 50-80cm tall in a 3L pot, ready to plant out.
Item 680143 supplied as:
5L pot

Plant Information

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 Guide

  • 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
Planting Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
400cm
400cm
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Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra
5L Pot
Item: 680075
Only £29.99