Bamboo Phyllostachys Nigra


Phyllostachys Nigra, Black Bamboo. An evergreen clump-forming arching bamboo with slender green canes that turn black in their second or third year. Narrow dark green leaves. Commonly used in a border. Max Height 3m to 5m. Max Spread 2m to 3m.



Plant in moist fertile well drained soil, away from cold drying winds in a sheltered site. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Bamboo Planting and care

  • Water the Bamboo thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Bamboo is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Bamboo and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring