Bambusa Phyllostachys Nigra (Black Bamboo)
One of the most elegant and distinctive types of bamboo. Its black canes can reach incredible heights.
As you can see in some of the photos here on GardenPlantsOnline, Black Bamboo’s tall, slim canes are often ‘scorched’ with highlights of golden-brown. New shoots begin with the same bright green as the plant’s leaves, they eventually turn jet black after two years. This mix of contrasting colours creates a very bold and striking plant – undoubtedly this is what makes it the most desirable bamboo plant we sell.
Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plant-types. Traditionally from Asia, its hardiness means it can actually be grown very easily in Britain – visitors to your garden will be surprised and impressed to see it there. As a forest plant, it appreciates a steady supply of moisture and compost. And as an enthusiastic grower, you should give Bamboo room to expand, we suggest placing infant plants about 100cm apart.
Latin Name: Bambusa Phyllostachys Nigra
English Name: Black Bamboo, Whangee Cane, Kuro-chiku, Boryana
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Black stems and Green leaves.
Flowering Period: n/a
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Containers. Hedging. Privacy Screening. Architectural. Specimen. Ornamental.
Maintenance: Apply liquid fertiliser, prune dead and damaged stems in spring. Remove flowering shoots promptly to discourage future blooms. Cover the roots with mulch in winter. Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Upright/Suckering.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 80cm per year)
Starting Height: 125cm to 700cm (4.1 ft to 23.0 ft)
Final Height: 750cm (24.6 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 30cm to 400cm (1.0 ft to 13.1 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 400cm (13.1 ft)
Pot Included: 15 Litre Plastic Pot to 160 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 155cm to 755cm (5.1 ft to 24.8 ft)
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