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Phyllostachys Nigra Black Bamboo

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pot size: 25cm
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Black bamboo is a favourite in modern Australian gardens and a favourite with us at online plants for its beautiful dark culms and contrasting light green foliage.Phyllostachys nigra, also known as Black Bamboo, is a species of bamboo native to China. It is a popular ornamental plant due to its striking black culms (stems) that can grow up to 30 feet tall. The culms start out green and gradually turn black as they mature, usually within 2-3 years.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Phyllostachys Black Bamboo is also valued for its strong and durable wood, which is used in various construction and craft projects. The plant is also known for its fast growth rate, with some varieties capable of growing up to 3 feet per day in ideal conditions. When planting Phyllostachys Black Bamboo, it is important to select a location that receives full sun or partial shade and has well-drained soil. The plant can be propagated through division or by planting rhizomes (underground stems) directly in the ground. It is also important to note that Black Bamboo can be invasive in some areas, so it is best to consult with local authorities before planting it in a new location.

Tall growing it will reach 12mt in 5-8years in the correct position, although it can be kept smaller by regular pruning and trimming.

Plant in a line as a screen or use as a stand alone feature plant. Black bamboo look great in a variety of positions. Very hardy and capable of handling freezing conditions and also full sun. The culms are often used in furniture production, they are also edible.

Black Bamboo is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.