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  • black bamboo
  • Eventual height: 5m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Phyllostachys nigra

black bamboo

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot 20-30cm £24.99
2 litre pot 20-30cm £24.99

Bamboos never look their best in winter because the cold, drying winds will often scorch their leaves. In late spring however, new canes will appear bearing a fresh batch of lush foliage.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Leaves: dark green
  • Canes: polished ebony-black
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A beautiful tall arching bamboo with polished ebony-black mature canes and dark green leaves. The slender, elegant, canes, which are dark green for the first two to three years, look perfect in a contemporary, minimalist garden. To prevent the plant from colonising adjacent plantings restrict the roots using a rigid, non-perishable barrier.

  • Garden care: In smaller gardens surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread. Water regularly until established. Bamboos do not like competition, so are best planted en masse in a designated area of the garden.

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