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Black Bamboo

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Phyllostachys nigra

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Black Bamboo is an exotic evergreen hedging plant, also known as Phyllostachys nigra, that creates a useful screen of intensely black stems that contrast beautifully with classic, green foliage.

  • Best Features: Black and green foliage, evergreen foliage, year round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 2.5-4m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 60+cm a year
  • Position: Sunny or partial shade, moist to normal soil, sheltered and inland.
  • Also Consider: Our other Bamboo varieties for alternative stem colours and Fargesia murielae for a clump-forming bamboo variety.
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Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) description

Black Bamboo is ideal for moist to well-drained soils in a sheltered, sunny to partially shaded site. As Phyllostachys nigra is extremely fast growing it is best planted in a spacious area, allowing it to spread. Alternatively, if you want to restrict its spread, then use a root barrier when planting or be vigilant at cutting back the new canes as they appear. Black Bamboo creates a unique focal point in any garden with its fluid, arching canes.

Most common uses for Black Bamboo hedging

Black Bamboo requires watering until it is established. Once the black bamboo plants have settled in after the first year and the tall, black canes have arrived, Phyllostachys nigra makes a wonderfully attractive, evergreen screening hedge.

Combine Phyllostachys nigrawith

We recommend growing this evergreen plant alone to create a dense, effective and attractive black bamboo hedge.

Growth rate of Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra is very fast growing and can achieve more than 60cm pa. Black Bamboo will reach heights of 2.5-4m

Care advice for Phyllostachys nigra hedges

As Phyllostachys nigra is a fast growing plant it will need to be pruned regularly to prevent from spreading farther than desired. In the spring, unwanted or spindly canes should be cut down to ground level. New black bamboo shoots should also be pruned once they grow taller than the already established stems. Please view the Best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Suggested planting density

For information on planting density for Phyllostachys nigra please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Black Bamboo hedges are available to buy year round as Pot Grown plants.

The majority of our Black Bamboo hedging is UK grown by our hands-on experts who have years of nursery growing know-how. On the rare occasion that we source Black Bamboo from outside of the UK, we make it our priority to ensure that our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best for hedging we make every effort to make sure that your black bamboo plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, all whilst protecting our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy Phyllostachys nigra hedging plants online with absolute confidence.

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Pot grown and cell grown plants are available year round and make a great option when planting a hedge. Pots come in various sizes, as do the plants grown in them, and can be planted when convenient for you. These plants will be happy in their pots, given enough water, until you’re ready to plant. Cell Grown plants are usually small, 10-30cm and a great step between Pots and Bare Roots.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Bare root hedging plants are extremely popular. They are delivered and should be planted during the dormant season (usually November to April) and can be pre ordered from mid-summer. We recommend pre-ordering where possible to reserve your plants but take new orders right the way through the season. Bare roots are a cost effective way of planting a new hedge.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Root balls are generally available from October through to April/May, though some species are available year round. The plants are field grown and then lifted with a ‘ball’ of soil around the roots that is secured with hessian and sometimes wire. Root balls are often very impressive plants that can be pre ordered from mid-summer.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Instant hedging provides immediate impact to any project. These hedge units are grown in troughs or strong bags where they are shaped and pruned over many years to create a hedging panel that is already knitted together, producing an impressive instant hedge. Instant hedging is available to plant year round.

What's the difference between Bare Root, Root Ball, Pot Grown and Cell Grown?

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Here you will see all of the hedging plants that we provide in this species under one tab. From small cell grown plants to large root balls it’s all here! To narrow down the list or view the root types individually please use the other tabs.

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Black Bamboo reviews

We ask all customers to provide their opinion to an independent feedback company. We cannot edit which comments appear and which do not, so the following reviews offer a true representation of our customers experience and we are very proud of our huge number of Excellent reviews. The comments on this page apply to this species/product specifically - to see the full feedback from all customers please visit Best4Hedging's Feefo profile.

Feedback for Black Bamboo has been compiled from 22 customer reviews

Date Product Score Customer Comment

Black Bamboo

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Very healthy bushy plants. I'm very happy with them.
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Black Bamboo

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It was a bit confusing to order, but the customer service and the product were outstanding. Will buy again. Thank you.
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Black Bamboo

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  • Mypex Ground Cover Fabric | Weed Suppressing Membrane
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Golden bamboo in size I wanted
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Black Bamboo

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  • Golden Bamboo hedge plants
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Would prefer if VAT was shown when viewing each product
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On 18-Aug-2016 the supplier responded:
Thanks for your feedback, it is appreciated and we';re always looking for ways to improve. Next time you visit the site you can change the pricing from ex VAT to inc VAT by clicking a switch located in the top right-hand corner of every screen.

I hope this helps and I hope you get many years of enjoyment from your Bamboo hedging plants!

Andrew Berry - Customer Service Manager
E-mail: enquiries@best4hedging.co.uk
Tel; 01257 447533

Black Bamboo

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Plants arrived in good condition. Completely satisfied.
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Black Bamboo

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  • Golden Bamboo hedge plants
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QUICK DELIVERY PLANTS CAME WELL PACKED AND IN GOOD CONDITION
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Black Bamboo

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Good
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Black Bamboo

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  • Golden Bamboo hedge plants
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Plants received in good order, promptly and as described.
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Black Bamboo

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The bamboo x4 were dry as a bone when opened ! To the point of two plants looking dried up and dead looking .
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On 03-May-2016 the supplier responded:
Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback, it really is appreciated and I'm sorry to hear that the plants were dry-looking on arrival.

Although Bamboo is naturally evergreen, it can shed some leaves over the Winter period and can also suffer wind damage which is why some of the leaves have dried out tips (especially given the poor Winter we have had this year and the influx of storms). These leaves will soon be shed as the Spring growth pushes through and brings with it fresh new leaves.

If you would like us to investigate this fully for you please do send us an image or two to the address below; we'll discuss this with our Nursery Manager and come back to you with haste.

Andrew Berry - Sales and Service Team Leader
E-mail: enquiries@best4hedging.co.uk
Tel; 01257 261243

Black Bamboo

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Product arrived as described. Well packaged. Very pleased with the purchase.
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