Phyllostachys nigra

5 litre pot 60-70cm £69.99
available to order from late summer
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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
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    One of the most elegant bamboos, with polished, damson-black mature canes and dark green leaves. The slender, arching canes, which are dark green for the first two or three years, look perfect in a contemporary, minimalist garden particularly if the low-growing foliage is stripped. Although this is not one of the more vigorous and invasive bamboos, it is advisable to restrict the roots using a rigid, non-perishable barrier to prevent the plant from colonising adjacent plantings.

  • 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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Majestic screening plant.

5

In a large container for dramatic effect.

Jones y garddwr.

Bedfordst

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I would buy this product again

5

To provide screening and shelter

Bliss

Devizes

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Blossoming!

5

I planted this in a home made long but deep planter. The bamboo is spreading will along the length of it. Not only will this act as a screen when it is more established, but my cat loves to nibble on the leaves and i know it is safe for her and gives her additional nutrients in her diet. Win win!

Lis

Lancashire

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Lovely plant

5

Love this plant. Arrived in excellent condition, very easy to grow and relatively quick growing. Very dependable company everything so far has been first class.

ARCHIEBLUE

SOMERSET

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I would buy this product again

5

Healthy plant

Jackie

Devon

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I would buy this again

5

The plant arrived in a healthy condition and has thrived ever since.

Jeanielil

South Wales

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Arrived in perfect condition, healthy, sturdy, steady growth

5

Grow in container. Bamboo roots extremely strong and will burst through thick plastic. If left in container too long without dividing, will form solid wood.

Chili

London

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Beautiful specimen - would buy this again

5

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

Teea

London

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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

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Very happy

5

Plants very heathy and grown nicely over last year.

Ingeborga

London

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Phyllostachys nigra

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What kind of pot or trough do I plant bamboo in for my patio?

AD

There are no hard and fast rules, and it will depend on the type of bamboo you choose. I would say however that you should choose a clump-forming rather than spreading bamboo for a pot, and if you are planting it straight into its 'forever home', choose the largest pot you can.

Helen

How to control diseases

Prevention is better than cure with diseases in the garden so keep your plants growing as strongly as possible – allowing them to fight off infections naturally. A weak plant is much more likely to fall prey than a good, sturdy one. Also be vigilant! Try

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