Phyllostachys nigra

Phyllostachys nigra

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Name

Phyllostachys nigra

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 7.5/10ltr pot with the bamboo standing 5-6ft.

About

Phyllostachys nigra, the Black Bamboo is the most popular and widely known bamboo. The culms emerge green then gradually turn black over time, and the leaves are smallish and green. A great plant in the garden, whether used as a pot plant, as screening or a stand alone specimen. This is a large sized bamboo growing 4-10m in height with a spread of 1-2m in 10 years. Like all Phyllostachys this is a running bamboo but usually stays clumping for 10 years before starting to form a grove.

Origin

China

Planting and care

Best planted in full sun or light shade with the addition of organic matter. After its planted make sure it's kept moist for atleast the first 6 months. When in the ground, once established it will mostly look after itself.

The best food a bamboo can have is its own leaves and culm sheafs, so leave them to mulch the plant. If you're worried about the bamboo running you can use a bamboo barrier or grow it in a pot using a good soil based compost, keeping it well fed and watered.