Phyllostachys nigra

Phyllostachys nigra

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Phyllostachys nigra

What you get

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


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.



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.