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BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra

Commonly known as: Black bamboo.

Graceful arching habit, canes green at first becoming mottled dark brown or black. Prefers a sunny position

Medium £40.00 each
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Pot size: 3 - 5 Litre
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Available from autumn 2017 - This plant should come back into stock sometime in the autumn.
Large £70.00 each
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Pot size: 7.5 or 10 Litre
Delivery Information
Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.

Mature Size

2.5 - 3.5m (8-10ft) bamboo Average Person
  2m (6ft)

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  • Good to know - green-brown stems will become black from second or third year, resembling polished ebony.
  • Place of Origin - eastern and central China.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Height - 2.5 - 3.5m (8-10ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6ft)
  • Bamboo - clump-forming bamboo with slender, arching stems. Creamy shoots emerge late May, at first green, turning black through the summer.
  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, dark-green leaves 4-13cm (1½-5in) long.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full Sun
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.

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