Bamboo (Black)

Phyllostachys nigra | Oriental Black Bamboo

Hardy Perennial

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Easy and trouble free

Outstanding architectural presence

Forms a striking evergreen focal point for borders and large patio containers

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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.

Height Up to 500cm (197in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)

Hardy Perennial

exotic gardenpatiospecimen plantwoodland garden

sun or semi shade


1 bamboo plant in 9cm pot (V13519)
2 bamboo plants in 9cm pots (V13518P)

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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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