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Black Bamboo 100/120cm 10L pot

Phyllostachys nigra

Black Bamboo 100/120cm 10L pot
(Phyllostachys nigra) Black Bamboo 100/120cm 10L potBlack Bamboo (Phyllostachys Nigra) Leaves and StemBlack Bamboo (Phyllostachys Nigra) Canes Close Up

Black Bamboo 100/120cm 10L pot

Phyllostachys nigra

GBP39.99
Price: 39.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo) has striking black stems against green foliage make this a very popular variety.Click here for more information.More Information
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  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 4m
 

Product Details
Product Details

Black Bamboo Hedge Plant Description

Phyllostachys nigra is evergreen, grows remarkably fast and has striking, black-coloured canes (creamy-green in the first year) which contrast well with the verdant green foliage. Black bamboo is a popular choice for a tall hedge due to its speed of growth and exotic, oriental look. It has become a sought after plant in modern garden design in recent years for this eye-catching and unique aesthetic and is ideal for use in creating a calming, tranquil space due to its arching growth, subtle movement and fluttery leaves.

This variety of Black bamboo is classed as a 'running' bamboo and has an attractive arching habit. Being classed as a 'running' variety, which means its roots can spread out fairly quickly depending on ground conditions, Phyllostachys nigra can be considered somewhat invasive, so its best planted best in areas where there is room to spread. That being said, root spread can be easily restricted by keeping it planted in a pot twice the size of the root (even underground). Black bamboo can also be grown in slightly dry soil which is not its preference to stem its growth, however, in this case the roots may travel to find moisture.

In its preferred soil conditions and warm climate Phyllostachys nigra can grow up to 6m tall. To achieve their full height, they prefer a moist soil, so we recommend planting them slightly below ground level (just an inch or two) so that there's a 'dish' around the canes to hold some rainwater.

Black Bamboo can take a year or two to fully settle and they need to be watered well until they are established. Feed alternate years in late spring after the first shoots have reached full height. They prefer sun or semi-shade and will grow by 60/90cm each year.

As an alternative, tall-growing, clumping variety to Phyllostachys nigra we recommend Umbrella Bamboo, which has an attractive, flowing habit with denser foliage, ideal for screening.

For other alternatives to Black Bamboo, see the 'also recommended' list below of different Bamboo varieties and alternative fast-growing species. However, if you still need help to decide which hedge is the right one for you, we'd recommend that you visit our Choosing the Right Species page which has suggestions and alternatives for every situation.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

As Black Bamboo is such a fast growing species pruning will need to be done regularly to keep the desired effect. Any unwanted or damaged canes should be cut down to ground level in springtime and any new black bamboo shoots should also be pruned to the established height of the plants.

General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove healthy growing shoots.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)7.99 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)30.00 delivery charge (orders up to 300 incl VAT)Orders of 300 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)

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Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.

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