Extra Large Black Bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra 250/300cm. 50 Litre

Extra Large Black Bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra 250/300cm. 50 Litre

Extra Large Black Bamboo Plants - Phyllostachys Nigra.
Extra Large Black Bamboo Plants - Phyllostachys Nigra. Extra Large Black Bamboo Plants - Phyllostachys Nigra.
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Quick Overview

Extra Large 50 Litre Black Bamboo Nigra, arriving with a height of approximately 2.5/3 metres. 

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
Very Hardy -20
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
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Extra Large Black Bamboo Plants Phyllostachys Nigra 50 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 50 litre pot, with a height of approximately 2.5/3 metres, please take a look Delivery & Returns tab, unfortunately we cannot deliver these plants nationwide.


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.

Growth Speed: Quick, Nigra 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.


Are they evergreen

Bamboo are an evergreen, perennial and a member of the grass family. Fast growing, they take up very little lateral space and yet they can reach fabulous heights extremely quickly, making bamboo a very cost effective choice when you need screening fast! They will naturally shed some leaf during the winter months.

How much water do they need

Like any other plant, bamboo needs three basic things in order to survive. Soil, sun and water. And as a gardener, one of your greatest responsibilities is to provide your bamboo with water. They are an incredibly thirsty plant and will require watering on a daily basis especially during hot periods. .

Will it need a root barrier

Fargesia are a non invasive clumping bamboo and will not require a root barrier. Phyllostachys, Aureosulcata and Pseudosasa are all ‘runners’ which can be either planted in a larger pot or with a root barrier in the ground.

How quickly will it grow

This really is dependent on watering sunshine and care. You would hope to achieve at least another third in growth during the growing season.

How far apart should I plant them

Space mature plants 1 metre apart to form a dense screen. Fast Growing varieties can be planted a little further apart if you don't mind waiting longer for them to fill in the gaps.

Unfortunately the height of these plants makes it impossible for us to deliver them by courier and can only be delivered in one of our vehicles so we cannot deliver nationwide. As a rough guide we deliver to all destinations south of our nursery in the Cotswolds and upto approximately Manchester if heading north. The Website will not take your order if you are outside of one of our delivery postcodes, this will be confirmed in the checkout and basket area when postcode is entered.

We may be able to deliver outside of one of our regular areas but by arrangement only.