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Black BambooPhyllostachys nigraOriental Black Bamboo

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Attractive green canes that mature to glossy black

Non-invasive, clump forming variety

Adds an exotic feel to planting schemes

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The statuesque, graceful stems of Black Bamboo will create a superb architectural focal point in your garden. It's arching green canes age to a lustrous glossy black by their third year, while the abundant slender leaves remain evergreen. Unlike many bamboos, Phyllostachys nigra is a non-invasive, clump forming species that tolerates our winters with a hardiness that belies its exotic looks. Black bamboo makes an elegant specimen plant for borders or large containers. Create an attractive, low maintenance screen for exotic gardens, or grow it as a leafy under storey in exotic woodlands. Height: 4m (13'). Spread: 3m (10').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (KB3930)

3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KB1725)

2 x 9cm Potted Plants (KC2040)

1 x 9cm Potted Plant (12285)

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KC8886)

How to Grow
When growing Phyllostachys nigra in large patio containers, choose a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant, firming well into the new container, then water well and position in full sun or semi shade. Alternatively plant Black Bamboos directly into borders in any moist, free draining soil. Bamboos dislike poor, dry soils. If your soil is particularly free draining, improve it by adding plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost prior to planting. Choose a sheltered position that is protected from cold, drying winds.
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Feed and water bamboo plants regularly, particularly when grown in containers. Repot into successively larger containers as plants increase in size. Once bamboo plants are established, thin out any weak, damaged or unwanted canes in spring, cutting them back to ground level, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. Mature bamboos can be divided in spring if clumps become congested.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.


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