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Bamboo (Black)

Phyllostachys nigra, Oriental Black Bamboo

Hardy Perennial

Easy and trouble free, with outstanding architectural presence! Graceful towering stems turn from dark green to lustrous polished black, by their third year. Clump forming and non invasive, the Oriental Black Bamboo forms a striking evergreen focal point for borders and large patio containers. Height: 5m Spread: 3m.

Ideal For:
exotic garden, patio, specimen plant, woodland garden
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 9cm bamboo plug plant

    • Despatch: by end of July 2017
    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm bamboo plug plants

    • SAVE* £5  
    • Despatch: by end of July 2017
    • £24.98
When growing bamboo in patio containers, use a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot the plant at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in full sun or semi shade. Alternatively plant bamboo directly into borders in any moist, free draining soil. Bamboos particularly dislike very dry soil. If your soil is particularly free draining, improve it by adding some well rotted manure or compost.
  • Bamboos planted directly into borders will require watering for the first two years until fully established.
  • In autumn thin out the oldest canes, cutting them back to ground level, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant.
  • Mature bamboos can be lifted and divided in autumn if clumps become congested.
  • In winter, protect canes from cold drying winds.
  • Feed and water container grown bamboos regularly.
  • Repot into successively larger containers as plants increase in size.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Thriving in a Northern garden

    By Kate Rutherford 31-08-2013

    Small plants when they arrived, these decorative delicately exotic - looking specimens have loved this warm British summer, developing quickly into shapely shrubs.

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