Large Black Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Nigra 30 Litre: The Black Bamboo the most popular invasive Bamboo in our range, The jet black canes, which emerge green, can 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 water log 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 black.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 30 litre pot, with a height of approximately 2.5 metres, higher in some cases.
Planting Position: Although Phyllostachys Bamboo are suitable for a wide range of areas these plants are best suited to a good sunny position if possible out of exposed windy sites.
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 8 metres with a spread of 5 metres
Growth Speed: Quick, Nigra Henonis can expect to add approximately 1/3 to its size annually.
Growth Habit: Upright Flowering Period: Not Applicable.
Pruning: Not necessary.
Foliage: Mid to dark 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
Despite its height and stature it is one of the better behaved varieties, it is reliably hardy down to approximately -20 and requires very little maintenance, some liquid feed during the growing season is always beneficial, but not a requirement, however water is so whilst these plants are classed as drought resistant we would not take this for granted, this is especially the case if pot planted always ensure a good water supply.
Delivery of larger, heavier products is charged at £44.95 and is delivered by pallet, this is our maximum delivery charge additional products will not increase the cost. Pallet deliveries are classed as kerbside, the driver will get the pallet as close to the property as is possible. It is better if someone is home to receive the delivery, we will contact you prior to dispatch to arrange a convenient arrival day.