5ft Black Bamboo | 10L Pot | Phyllostachys nigra

Code: PL3003
5ft Black Bamboo | 10L Pot | Phyllostachys nigra
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5ft Black Bamboo | 10L Pot | Phyllostachys nigra

Tall, dark and handsome; black bamboo is effortlessly stylish & highly sought after

A unique, highly attractive, evergreen bamboo with thick stems and the potential to grow as high as 30 feet! The jet black culms and feathery green leaves make the Phyllostachys Nigra one of the most sought after bamboos.

This bamboo is hardy and easy to look after and once planted will provide you with a hassle free statement piece to add an oriental charm to your garden. It is less invasive than other phyllostachys with a more clumping nature, but you may need to keep an eye on it in warmer years. This plant is perfect for hedging or creating an uniquely luxurious privacy screening.

RHS has awarded this plant an Award of Garden Merit for its resistance to disease and pests as well as its stability of form and colour and reliable performance.

Fed up with receiving young, tiny plants from other retailers? We provide you with a plant at over 1.5m in a large 10L pot, with already darkened culms and plenty of beautiful green foliage - perfect if you don’t want to have to wait 2 years for your plants to mature.

Variety Information

Foliage Colour Green
Cane Colour Glossy Black
Bamboo Type Spreading
Hardiness Fully Hardy

Size Information

Pot Size 10L Pot
Height on Arrival 1.20 - 1.5m
Eventual Height 4m - 8m
Rate Of Growth Average
Pot SizeTitle Height On Arrival Price Link
10L Pot 5ft Tall
£54.99  £44.99
5ft £54.99  £44.99This Product
18L Pots 7ft Tall
£96.99  £79.99
7ft £96.99  £79.99View Here
Optional Extras
  • Bamboo Control System | 4m Roll | 1-2 Plants
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  • 40L All Purpose Compost By Miracle-Gro
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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  • L75cm Zinc Galvanised Silver Trough Planter - By Primrose™
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Our bamboo plants are carefully packaged and will arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

Planting bamboo is relatively simple but there are a few consideration to bare in mind.

Firstly, if planting spreading bamboo, you should consider taking steps to prevent unwanted running. Use bamboo control fabrics or plant in a container to keep your bamboo exactly where you want it.

Bamboo plants need a lot of water, so if planting in a container remember to water regularly, especially in the summer where they will need 2-3 soakings a week during dry spells.

They also consume a lot of nutrients to support their amazing growth rate. It is best to replenish the soil with fertiliser. Use a liquid seaweed or a slow release granular fertiliser once a year for potted bamboo and once every two years for bamboo planted in the ground.

To plant, simply dig a hole one and a half times the size of the rootball and drop the bamboo plant in. Backfill with soil, firm in place and ensure that the top of the rootball sits level with the top of the hole. Ideally you should mix in 1 part multi purpose compost per 3 parts soil to give the bamboo the best start in life. Water in well and ensure the soil does not dry out for a prolonged period during the first couple of months.

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Bamboos thrive in moist, but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. They tolerate most soil types, but will perform best in humus rich soils. Bamboo will grow in poor soils, but not in constant wet, boggy or extremely dry conditions. Protection from wind is advised, especially for younger plants.

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Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"bought a black bamboo plant"

Reviewed Monday, 25 February 2019

Rating: 5/5

"just as advertised good plants and pots"

Reviewed Friday, 22 February 2019

Rating: 4/5

"Bottom stems weren't as many as thick as this"

Reviewed Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Rating: 5/5

"A Good size plant........"

Reviewed Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely plant when it was finally delivered."

Reviewed Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good plant - better size than the giants I was finding in local nurseries"

Reviewed Thursday, 9 August 2018

Rating: 3/5

"not as big as it looks in the advert the individual canes are only 10mm so nothing like the picture"

Reviewed Friday, 29 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good quality plants, developed & good foliage"

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Rating: 4/5


Reviewed Saturday, 15 August 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent very happy thank you"

Reviewed Saturday, 4 July 2015

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