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Black Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Nigra 18 Litre - Large Plants

Black Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Nigra 18 Litre - Large Plants

£54.95
Large Black Bamboo Plants By Charellagardens, Minimum Delivered Height 2 Metres.
Large Black Bamboo Plants By Charellagardens, Minimum Delivered Height 2 Metres. Large Black Bamboo Plants By Charellagardens, Minimum Delivered Height 2 Metres.
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Quick Overview

Large established 18 litre plants. Height inclusive of pot is approximately 2 metres, best quality. 

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
175 - 200cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
18 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
4m+
Toleration
Toleration
-20
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Quick
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
Yes
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Large Established 18 litre Black Bamboo 'Phyllostachys Nigra' - The Black Bamboo. This has to be one of the most popular and best known of all the bamboo plants available in the uk, its 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, but will need moving to a larger pot each year 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. 

New season 2021 plants are arriving in from Italy 22nd June, they are new seaon plants so in all likelihood they will not be as bushy as the picture suggests which was taken at the end of the 2020 growing season, and what you can expect at the end of summer this year. We will be updating the pictures when the plants arrive with us. 

Planting Position: Although Phyllostachys Nigra are suitable for a wide range of areas these plants are best suited to a sunny position where the sun’s rays can help the canes become as dark as possible, where possible they should be sheltered from cold drying winds that can on rare occasions permanently damage foliage this is especially important for coastal areas, black bamboo do not respond well to cold winds. 

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: Upright

Flowering Period: Not Applicable.

Pruning: Not necessary.

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

Evergreen: Yes, but like almost all Bamboo plants do shed some leaves during late Autumn/Early winter however these will soon be replaced once the temperatures start to rise and the growing season commences

Hardiness: -20 suitable for the whole UK

Although Bamboo 'Nigra' 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.