Phyllostachys Nigra - Black Bamboo 2-2.5m tall

Phyllostachys Nigra , a  slender bamboo with stems that turn from green to a striking black in their 2nd/3rd year of growth. It needs to grow in fertile moist, well-drained soil and will need protection from cold winds. Phyllostachys Nigra makes an impressive screen with its black stems and green foliage. Phyllostachys Nigra tends to form slowly spreading clumps in our climate but can send out runners in ideal conditions, if this will be an issue root barriers or growing in pots is the way to go. Grow in moist, fertile, humus rich soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Although Bamboo like moist soils good drainage is required to avoid water logging.

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  • 2-2.5m tall
  • £84.00

Availability: In Stock


Phyllostachys Nigra - Black Bamboo 

Plant Information

  • Size: 2-2.5m 18lt
  • Botanical name/s: Phyllostachys Nigra
  • Common name/s: Black bamboo
  • Flower / Foliage: Leaves are bright green and lanceolate.
  • Plant type: Evergreen
  • Flowering period:  N/A
  • Mature height: 4-6m
  • Mature spread: 3m+
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Recommended usage:  An elegant evergreen bamboo that has striking black/brown stems. Excellent for screening.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Once planted, Bamboo will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Bamboo plant (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: Prefers a full sun/partial shade and sheltered spot.
  • Soil: When planting this shrub be sure that the soil is moist but well-draining, it will tolerate most soil types.
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK. 
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintance

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How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 12 noon Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday - Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.