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 2/3 metres, however this depends on delivery postcode, please take a look at Delivery & Returns tab.
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.
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.
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.