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 colour of the canes develop.
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 but most Phyllostachys Bamboo do shed some leaves during late Autumn/Early winter, this is no cause for concern, 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.
Unfortunately the height of these plants is to high for even pallet deliveries so they can only be delivered full height on one of our own vehicles this is postcode dependent unless by prior arrangement. If the plants are delivered by pallet they will have to be reduced to 2.2 metres maximum including the pot. if delivered by ourselves heights are approximately 3 metres.
Delivery costs of larger, heavier plants is postcode dependent and are delivered by one of our own vehicles or by pallet, the delivery method and cost will be confirmed in the checkout process when the postcode is entered. Pallet deliveries for England and Wales are charged at a one off price of £44.95, this is regardless of the amount of plants purchased. Van deliveries start from £19.95 and is dependent on the size of the order, maximum cost is the same as a pallet charge £44.95.