Phyllostachys nigra

Phyllostachys nigra

Black Bamboo


Pot Size:



4 In stock

SKU: 165249


Family Poaceae
Originating from China

Perhaps the most well-known and popular bamboo. Pink-tinged shoots emerge in late spring, turning to green culms. These turn a lustrous black the following season. Good light will enhance the colouration and on very black stems the culm sheath scars will appear as almost white, horizontal bands.
It is usually a well-behaved bamboo, of a tidy, upright habit with a profusion of foliage. To enhance the appearance of the canes it is necessary to prune weak growth and lower leaves and branches and ensure the plant receives good light.
Looks good anywhere. Excellent in pots if well fed and watered. If pruned well it is wonderful in modern plantings and against pale coloured walls. Makes a good hedge.
Pallet delivery, will be cut back to 2m.

Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 3.5m x 1.5m
Semi mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years if not pruned 7m x 5m



Foliage type


Arching, Clump forming, Spreading, Upright

Light requirement



Plant Type



Not pollinator

Season of interest

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