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Phyllostachys nigraBlack Bamboo
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Worldwide, Black bamboo is the most frequently cultivated species of bamboo. There is good reason for this - it is one of the most ornamental. When well grown the older culms are glossy jet-black: a rare colour in the plant world and much sought after in planting schemes.
Beware, though, that Phyllostachys nigra can be something of a Cinderella and rather variable according to its growing conditions.
Plants in dry positions in full sun can look miserable with burnt leaves and stunted canes. Plants enjoying a position in good light, out of wind in a rich, well-drained soil can be fully 8m tall. They are worth pampering!
Phyllostachys nigra Identification Sheet
- Common name(s)
- Black Bamboo
- Full sun to part shade, mosit well-drained soil
- Moist, well drained soil
- Eventual height
- Eventual spread
- Fully hardy
- Skill level
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it.
Bamboos can be grown almost anywhere, but avoid excessively windy locations. Many can be grown in sun or shade (sun is usually best for colour).Bamboos are generally shallow rooted and prefer a rich, moisture retentive, organic soil.
Before planting out, the roots should be soaked in water for some time, and after planting it is important that the plant is watered well.
Hardy species of bamboo which were grown in pots can be planted anytime during the year, except in frozen ground.
The best service possible. Very friendly staff on the phone to help answer my questions before and after purchasing and they even delayed delivery while I was on holiday. The plant arrived superbly wrapped and was such a joy unpacking it to find a beautiful healthy specimen. It has now been repotted and is taking pride of place on my patio. Will definitely be using The Palm Centre again.
Received my plant in excellent condition and extremely healthy. I had recently purchased one from homebase before knowing about the palm centre and realised that was a huge mistake! The bamboofrom the palm centre is absolutely gorgeous and clearly so well taken care of. I highly recommend them and wished I had purchased all my bamboo plants from them!
I am absolutely delighted with my bamboo and very very impressed with the customer service, a minor shipping issue was resolved quickly, courteously and with a degree of professionalism other web supplier would do well to emulate. I have recommended The palm Centre to many of my friends and I look forward to purchasing more impressive specimens from them.
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