Phyllostachys nigra

Phyllostachys nigra

2 litre pot 20-30cm £24.99
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<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth: </b> fast growing<li><b>Leaves:</b> dark green<li><b>Canes: </b> polished ebony-black<li><b>Hardiness: </b> fully hardy<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.</li></ul>

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

"The only black bamboo, restrained in habit, with damson-purple bloomed stems accentuated by narrow white rings and pale bud scales appearing at regular intervals"

Beautiful specimen - would buy this again

5

Really quick growing and spreading to form screen in newly planted garden.

Teea

London

Yes

Beautiful, healthy plants

4

We bought six of these plants to provide some screening from the next door house. We've planted them in large planters to contain the roots and they look lovely. It will obviously take a while for them to grow tall enough to make a difference to our view but they've made a good start and provide some welcome foliage during the bare winter months.

Pip

Just north of Cambridge

Yes

Very happy

5

Plants very heathy and grown nicely over last year.

Ingeborga

London

Yes

Wonderfully useful and beautiful plant

5

Perfect structural corner plant in large container on our patio. Elegant,moderately tall slender black stems sway gently and contrasting green fingers of leaves. Hardy all year round 'feature' plant. Crocus yet again provided us with an inspiring choice and top quality plant. We love this company and always recommend it to our gardening friends.

HC

Dorset

Yes

Survived its first Summer

5

I have a container garden and so is in a pot facing south. Hopefully it will survive the winter in this position as it is in a very large pot. Looks good with lots of growth this year.

Chicken Lady

Coventry

Yes

Smaller than expected

3

I bought the 2 litre pots and the plants are only 20cm high - I would recommend spending more on the larger pots for faster impact.

Manc

Hampshire

this was a present

5

birds love this hiding amongst the canes, before heading for the feeding station. great round a pond, good for a wind break,

suppy 88

northampton

Yes

Good looking and reliable

5

I have this bamboo on the patio in a large pale blue pot and the combination is stunning. I use it as a screen against the fence and it does the job really well. I feed once a year and water when required. Great plant, highly recommended

TopGuns

London

Yes

Phyllostachys nigra

4.6 8

100.0

Hi. I have read that these are best in a South facing garden. However, I really want to use these plants as screening in my garden but they would be facing north. Does this mean that they won't grow at all and that this would be impossible for me to do? Many thanks, Rik.

Rikkent22

Hello there Unfortunately we wouldn't recommend that you plant them in a north facing aspect as they need a sheltered position, where they won't be battered by wind and exposed.

I want to use these plants for a screen along the side of a roof terrace. The distance is 3 meters long. I would like the plants to grow to a max of 2metres I would like to know how many pots I should buy and if better to buy the 2l or 5l? I also want to know what to plant them in given they will be on a deck and not directly in the ground. Will a trough or large pots be okay and is there anything special I need to do to ensure they thrive?

bonnybox

Hello, If you are trying to create a screen, then I would plant them at 45cm intervals - and which size you opt for will largely be determined by your budget. The difference between the sizes is about 2 years growth, so the larger size will offer you more immediate impact, but it will still take a while for them to offer real privacy. Bamboos are not ideal for roof terraces though as they prefer shelter from cold drying winds (and roof terraces are generally very exposed). If you have your heart set on them, make sure you pot them up into the largest pots you can find and keep them really well watered (they are incredibly thirsty).

Helen

Hi - Are the plants in the 2 litre pots mature enough to have black stems?

funkymum

Hello, These plants are around 2 years old, so although the canes may be starting to turn dark, some will be darker than others.

Helen

Hi Helen If I buy a Phyllostachys Nigra , 2 litre, will it be OK to put it straight into a large tub to save potting on?

Tich

Hello, Yes, no problem at all - although it may look a little lost until it starts to put on new growth in the summer.

Helen

how many stems does the 5 litre pot have?

eeq

Hello there The 5lt Phyllostachys nigra will have 3 or more canes at the moment. Hope this helps

how tall is the bamboo in the 5 litre pot when purchased?

Fred

Hello there This plant in a 5lt pot will be approx 60-70cm tall. Hope this helps.

Hello, could I grow a single Nigra bamboo in one of the Elho 58cm pots long term? I would intend to prune it to keep it at about 2.5-3m high. Thanks.

Bob's mum

Hello, Provided you make sure the plant is well watered, this pot should be large enough for the plant to feel very comfortable for a good few years.

Helen

Please can you confirm if it should be possible to grow a series of Phyllostachys nigra in a 45ft long flower bed, that is approximately 50cm wide, in a garden which is in full sun for most of the day but is predominantly made up of clay soil? If these conditions are suitable to grow Phyllostachys nigra, is there any specific advice you have for successfully trying to grow them to in to a 'screen' in front of a 12ft high rear wall, and how many plants would you recommend in order to cover the full length of the flower bed? Finally, if Phyllostachys nigra is not the best choice of plant, is there a different variation of bamboo or a different plant that you would recommend instead?

Anonymous

Hello, These make excellent screens, but to stop it spreading too far into the garden, you should use some bamboo control system - please click on the following link for more information... http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/bamboo-control-system/classid.2000019273/ Clay soil wont be a problem, but they will need to be kept really well watered as they are thirsty plants. As for spacing, I would aim to plant them at 45cm intervals.

Can I plant against a north-facing fence or does it need to be south / west facing? Thanks very much

Kcos

Hello there No, these plants really need a south or west facing sheltered aspect, in full sun. Hope this helps.

what is the best way to split a black bamboo ?

Thephews

Hello, Ideally this should be done on a cool day as bamboos are very sensitive to drying out. Then, if possible, you should lift the whole clump, and wearing gloves, divide the rhizomes using sharp secateurs or loppers. Ideally each new section should have several growing buds with some fibrous roots. Cut the top growth down to around 30cm and replant at the same level as soon as possible. Keep well watered until well established.

helen

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