Phyllostachys nigra
Black Bamboo 

Phyllostachys nigra
Common name

Black Bamboo

Group

Bamboo

Family

Gramineae

Description

Black Bamboo. A clump-forming arching bamboo with slender green canes that turn black in their second or third year. Narrow dark green leaves. Max Height 3m to 5m. Max Spread 2m to 3m. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy. Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.

Characteristics

Growth habit
Clump-forming
Fragrance
No
Hardiness
Hardy
Toxicity
Harmful if eaten

Size

Growth speed
Fast
Ultimate height
3m; 5m
Ultimate spread
2m; 3m

Colour

Flowers
Yellow in June; August
Foliage
Green - Evergreen
Fruit
Red in August
 

Growing your plants

Aspect
Full sun/partial shade Shelter from cold drying winds
Soil
Fertile
Moisture
Moist; Well drained
Propagation
Division
Usage
Border
Planting
Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser

Caring for your plants

Pruning
Early spring Thin out overgrown plants
Maintenance
Top dress in spring; Keep free from weeds
Care
Keep moist in first year
Pests & diseases
Mealy bugs

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Trolley
Regular 3 litre 30-40 cm --- £14.50 £ 60
Regular 35 litre 350-400 cm --- £117.45 £ 1