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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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green leaves 4-13cm (1½-5in) long.
  • Height
    2.5-3.5m (8-10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Bamboo
    Clump-forming bamboo with slender, arching stems. Creamy shoots emerge late May, at first green, turning black through the summer.
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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)
  • Full sun

BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra

Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
Large £95.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Green-brown stems will become black from second or third year, resembling polished ebony.
    Medicinal properties
    Place of origin
    Eastern and central China.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
    Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
2.5-3.5m (8-10ft)
bamboo - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)

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