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Phyllostachys nigra | Black Bamboo - 350-400cm, 110lt

Phyllostachys nigra | Black Bamboo - 350-400cm, 110lt

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Phyllostachys nigra, or Black Bamboo, is a vigorous, elegant, evergreen bamboo with tall, upright, slightly arching, black-brown canes, olive green when young, and narrow, short, glossy green leaves. It’s a gregarious flowering bamboo – every black bamboo around the world will bloom around the same time once in 40 to 60 years. That generation will soon after die. Black Bamboo is extremely fast-growing and need adequate space. It is less invasive than other types, but the spreading of its roots should still be restricted with a barrier. It can grow in a wide range of soils, but prefers fertile, rich, moist, loamy, well-drained soils, in full sun or partial shade. It has shallow roots and needs to be protected from strong winds. It is not resistant to frost. In colder areas, it can be grown in containers and brought inside during the winter. Phyllostachys nigra is a stunning, exotic-looking plant, perfect for hedges and screens, and growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Black Bamboo

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen bamboo

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower


  • Foliage

    narrow, short, glossy green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period


every 40 to 60 years


all year


every 40 to 60 years

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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