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Black Bamboo Plants
  • Black Bamboo Plants
  • Black Bamboo Plants
  • Black Bamboo Plants
  • Black Bamboo Plants
  • Black Bamboo Plants

     
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    Growing Zones: 6-9
    Mature Height: 18-24 ft.
    Mature Width: 7-10 ft.
    Sunlight: Full - Partial
    Spacing: 3-4 ft.
    Botanical: Phyllostachys nigra
    Cannot Ship to: AZ

    Fast Privacy from Colorful Bamboo - Grows 5 Feet a Year!


    • the fastest-growing privacy hedge
    • black canes give you a unique color
    • doesn't need maintenance- just watch it quickly grow into a dense bamboo wall!

    You can transform your landscape and give it a boldly exotic look with the commanding presence of Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra). Whether you grow Black Bamboo for its ornamental design appeal or one of its many utilitarian uses, it'll rise high to meet some of your landscape-design goals.

    An Evergreen Privacy Fence

    You'll be hard-pressed to find a plant with faster growth than Black Bamboo. This plant's robust nature gives it the ability to reach a height of up to 10 feet each year. As it grows, Black Bamboo forms a natural privacy fence -- almost as fast as you can construct a wooden privacy fence in your yard! And even if your HOA by-laws place a restriction on the height of constructed fences, you'll be able to bypass this restriction and have a taller-than-allowed "green fence" by planting Black Bamboo. As an evergreen plant, which retains its leaves year-round, Black Bamboo continues to breathe life into stark winter landscapes even after deciduous plants drop their leaves. You'll notice Black Bamboo will shed some of its foliage, particularly in springtime, but this is a natural part of the growing process as new leaves develop to replace the older ones. You can rake and remove the dropped foliage or leave it on the ground around your Black Bamboo plants as mulch.

    Unique, Dark Canes

    Height, color and texture collide in a stunning threefold combination:

    Its sheer height alone gives Black Bamboo a dramatic stand-up-and-take-notice appearance among the other plants in your yard and garden. This plant doesn't dilly-dally about reaching its mature height -- in only two years, it can grow up to 30 feet tall!

    The color intensifies the drama -- black stems with green leaves! You'll also see green stems on Black Bamboo, because the new growth emerges green and turns black in the second year. This interplay of green and black offers a beautiful contrast of height and color.

    Black Bamboo's tall stems, called canes or culms, grow up to 2 inches in diameter, and they are jointed by textured nodes that break up the smooth intervals between the nodes.

    Asian-Inspired Garden Design

    Bamboo is a staple plant in Asian garden themes. It's grown as an ornamental plant and used to add structural design in the form of screens, trellises and fences, which are made from the canes. If you grow Black Bamboo, you can harvest some of the canes to make these simple structures for your own Asian garden. Or you can simply grow a stand of Black Bamboo as a backdrop for your garden, forming a garden "wall" that features smaller plants or structures in front of it.

    Striking Container Plant

    You can grow Black Bamboo as a container plant for your deck, patio or poolside. And you can even enjoy Black Bamboo as a houseplant in your sunroom or in front of a sunny window. Although the pot will help restrict its height, you may have to keep the top pruned to keep it from brushing the ceiling. Because it spreads by runners (underground stems called rhizomes), use a large pot to give it room to grow. You'll want to re-pot your container plant every few years to keep the growth from cracking the pot.

    For Vegetable and Flower Gardeners

    If you grow vegetables, you can make simple bamboo "teepees" for your climbing crops, such as beans, squash and cucumbers. Cut five Black Bamboo canes and tie them together at the top, leaving the bottom ends free. Press the loose ends firmly into the soil at equal distances from each other, and sow seeds at the base of these legs. For tomatoes, you can make simple four-sided tomato cages out of Black Bamboo canes to support their growth. And if you have tall flowering plants that need support, such as dahlias, peonies and gladioli, Black Bamboo canes make plant stakes that are as beautiful as functional.

    Note: You may need to tie your climbing crops or flowering plants to the bamboo canes or weave the stems through the openings as the plants grow.

    Hardiness Range

    Black Bamboo is a perennial in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 through 10, where its mature canes can reach 30 feet tall. If you live in Zone 6, you may still be able to grow Black Bamboo, although the canes can be damaged or killed during winter. A heavy mulch cover helps insulate the roots, from which new growth may emerge in spring. In Zone 6, where cold winters may kill the top growth of Black Bamboo, your plants may only grow to 15 feet tall each season.

    Controlling Vigorous Growth

    Black Bamboo will spread, but you can keep its growth in check if you're diligent. The "spring shooting season" describes the yearly occurrence of the new shoots sprouting from the ground. Most of Black Bamboo's new growth -- nearly 90 percent -- occurs during the spring shooting season, so this is the prime time to control its spread. The new shoots are softer than the hardened, mature canes, so it's easy to cut, mow or kick them down where you do not want the spread of new growth. You can also install barriers, which you press into the ground, but you must install them properly (and deeply enough) to contain Black Bamboo's growth.

    Sun and Soil Preferences

    Although Black Bamboo grows in partial sun, it prospers in full sun. It responds best to soil that's rich in organic matter. Black Bamboo must have soil that drains well, so if your soil is poor or compacted, apply up to 6 inches of compost or well-aged animal manure over the entire planting area and incorporate it to a depth of 12 inches to loosen and enrich the soil. If necessary, adjust the soil pH to 6.0 to 6.5.

    Pre-planting tip: If you have underground utilities, call a locate company before you dig or till so they can mark any underground utility lines.

    Planting and Care Tips

    Placement- Plant Black Bamboo so the top of its rootball is a little higher than the surrounding soil, and firm the soil tightly around the roots.

    Fertilizer- Wait until the following season after planting to apply fertilizer to your new plants, because you may burn the roots if you fertilize at planting time. As a heavy feeder, Black Bamboo benefits from the high-dosage recommendation on water-soluble fertilizers. You can also use a slow-release formulation or a fertilizer that's blended for turf.

    Water- For the first six months – until Black Bamboo is established – water it once or twice each week if natural rainfall the previous week didn't supply 1 inch of water. Applying a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch will help keep the soil moist. After the first six months, continue to water your plants so the soil stays slightly moist. If you notice the edges of the leaves beginning to curl, this usually indicates the need for water.

    Pruning- You may prefer to keep your Black Bamboo unpruned, particularly if you want a dense look. If you prefer a more airy appearance, you can thin your Black Bamboo by removing the older canes.



    Customer Reviews

     
    Rated 4.2 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

    Maryse LipariSimms  

    January 6, 2017

    The plants arrived fuller than I expected & in fabulous condition.

    Chuck Lavingotn  

    December 23, 2016

    Brighter Blooms Plants delivered exactly what I expected in a very timely manner. The plant[s] arrived in excellent condition and I will not hesitate to purchase from them again!

    Jason R  

    November 3, 2016

    two of the plants arrived in sub par condition

    Hi  

    August 30, 2016

    I love this bamboo because it doesn't take up alot of room. It's also so easy to grow. I give 5 stars!

    Patty  

    August 30, 2016

    The black bamboo tree is so great so esay to grow. I Don't have a green thumb but it was so easy- the only thing I did for it was plant it. I give it 10 out of 10 stars!

    Laura DonatoVervaeke  

    August 25, 2016

    Plant arrived in semi poor condition and very small. May grow into a beauty at some point.

    Gerald Ridge  

    August 2, 2016

    I sent the money and the ad said it ships the next day. Still don't know

    Jo Hooton  

    July 13, 2016

    As a first time shopper with Brighter Blooms Nursery, I couldn't be more pleased. We ordered our black bamboo and received it in a timely manner. Your website was easy enough for me to use without any problems. Our black bamboo is thriving and looking beautiful. I will definitely recommend you!

    Steve Lachance  

    May 26, 2016

    The Bamboo was as discribed and delivered in great condition really satisfied will be ordering again

    Dolores  

    April 28, 2016

    A great size and well packaged, but is still recovering from travel

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