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Black Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Nigra - 5 Litre

Black Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Nigra - 5 Litre

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Black Bamboo Plants. Bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra - 5 Litre 100cm plus
Black Bamboo Plants. Bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra - 5 Litre 100cm plus Black Bamboo Plants. Bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra - 5 Litre 100cm plus
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Quick Overview

Beautiful black canes. Height at maturity 4 metres plus, completely winter hardy. For darkest canes best planted in full sun . Not wholly invasive but if you want to make sure it doesn't invade surrounding areas a root barrier maybe be a useful consideration. 

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
101cm - 120cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
5 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
100cm+ ex pot
Toleration
Toleration
-15
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Quick
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Black bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra 5 Litre:  A major feature plant. When established (after 2-3 years) the combination of black and arching green is breathtaking. The black bamboo, has to be the most popular and best known of all bamboos, certainly one of our very best sellers.The jet black canes reach around 4 or 5 metres in height and are covered in masses of lush green dainty leaves. The best situation for the black bamboo is in a good, rich soil that does not dry out too readily but also does not have a tendency to waterlog over the winter months. The black bamboo also grows well in a container and must be kept well watered at all times to ensure good, strong growth. Feed with a general purpose feed between the months of May and September to keep the plant looking lush and healthy. You should expect the black bamboo to add about a third to its height and spread each year and if it is really happy, maybe even more! To achieve the blackest canes possible, plant in full sun and enjoy the wait as the canes turn from a lush green to an ebony black.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive in a 5 litre/2cm pot, it will have an actual height excluding the pot of approximately 100cm, it will look exactly like the pictures. 

RHS Award of Garden Merit

 

Planting Position: Although suitable for a wide range of areas these plants are best suited to a sunny position where the suns rays can help the canes become as dark as possible.

Soil: Any free draining damp soil is suitable but away from waterlogged areas.

Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for both ground and container if in the pot will need to be re-potted periodically.

Eventual height and spread: Up to 5 metres with a 3 metre plus spread.

Growth Speed: Quick, Black bamboo can expect to add approximately 1/3 to its size annually.

Growth Habit: Quick

Flowering Period: Not Applicable.

Pruning: Not necessary.

Foliage: Dark to mid green up to 8cm long.

Evergreen: Yes, but but Black Bamboo do shed some leaves during late Autumn/Early winter however these will soon be replaced once the growing season commences

Hardiness: -20 suitable for the whole UK

Although Bamboo is a very versatile plant it grows best in well areated soil that is light in structure and rich in organic nutrients, ideally it should have good drainage but still retain some moisture. To promote growth and to help with keeping your plant looking lush and green feed with a general purpose organic liquid food during the growing season. If planted in a pot ensure an adequate water supply at all times. This plant need has no special requirements during the winter months. Awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit.