Phyllostachys nigra

10 litre pot (1m) £79.99
available to order from spring 2020
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Buy Phyllostachys nigra black bamboo: Slim black canes and small leaves

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

    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

Can I plant phyllostachys nigra in a container, and if I buy one now, (March) will it put on good height this year? I need it for screening in a gap where may neighbour has taken a tree down!


These plants do well in large pots - provided they are kept well fed and watered. As for the growth, they tend to produce all of their new canes in early summer.


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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