Black Bamboo / Phyllostachys Nigra
This is most highly sought after Bamboo for pots. Delicate leaves and straight green culms turning black after some time.
A runner variety so should be container pots or within a dedicated planting area.
With jet black culms and feathery green leaves, this is perhaps our most sought after bamboo. Under ideal conditions Black Bamboo will grow to 35 feet in height with culms over 2 inches in diameter, but 25 feet is its average height in most climates. There has been at least one instance where Black Bamboo has been measured at over 45 feet, but this appears to be very rare.
New culms emerge green every spring and gradually turn black in one to three years.
There is always a contrast of light and dark culms balanced by slender, dark green leaves. This bamboo is initially slow to spread, through when mature, it can be quite vigorous.
Should be given a generous layer of rich topsoil, composed of compost or aged manure and mulch, and space to grow unimpeded. It makes an outstanding specimen, if well cared for, and can be the focal point of any garden. It can also be shaped to form a dense hedge for privacy.
All Plant are 2-3 years old