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Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo Great as an indoor plant

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo Pam with Black Bamboo

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Black Bamboo is by far our most popular bamboo variety. It's one of the fastest growing privacy plants, quickly blocking out unwanted sites... all while giving you an attractive hedge.

*images shown are of mature plants

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Black Bamboo

Almost Instant Natural Privacy Screen... That Takes Little Space!

Size:  5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

Ships this Mon, Apr 21
List: $139.95
Sale: $95.17
6 at $90.41 ea.
Planting Mix for Black Bamboo
Black Bamboo Planting Mix

Helps your Black Bamboo get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.49
Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Plant-Tone

Specially formulated to deliver dazzling results, Espoma Plant-Tone is a premium all-natural supplement for most all your plants, flowers and vegetables.

Plant-Tone's organic formula contains Espoma's own proprietary blend of essential microbes, prepared after evaluating the results from extensive tests conducted at leading research universities.

Plant Tone
Sale: $12.21

Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.
Here's the Magic... with as little as 3-4 feet, you get a privacy screen that makes fences, walls, or neighbors disappear.

You can now enjoy a natural living wall with a tropical feel. Its Feng Shui for your landscape.

• Easy to grow
• Drought tolerant
• Adapts to most soils and climates
• Disease and pest resistant

Bamboo is a perfect Privacy Screen, but Keeping the world's fastest growing plants from overtaking your yard had always been a problem with previous bamboo varieties.

Most bamboo varieties can get out of control and grow into your yard. Black Bamboo is different. It's well behaved and easy to keep right where you want it. The new shoots start out green and then turn black with age. So you will get a small color show in your garden.

Bamboo is the fastest growing privacy plant you can find, and it takes up very little room in your yard. It can grow as much as 10-12 feet a year!

Plant your potted clumps every 3 or 4 feet for a quick, dense privacy screen.

If you are familiar with bamboo, you’ll know that Black Bamboo is the most demanded variety.

Black Bamboo gives you all the admirable qualities of regular bamboo varieties, like its extreme growth rate... but with a unique black color.

Be sure to select a spot that you can allow this perfect specimen to mature naturally for a gorgeous and dramatic display.

Black Bamboo is the most eye-catching as a privacy screen!

And no matter where you live, you can enjoy the beauty of Black Bamboo. It is striking in the landscape, garden or in containers on your patio. It's so adaptable, it even thrives as a house plant.

Black Bamboo has a graceful and lovely natural shape.

Beautiful all year long. Plant it where it gets bright, filtered or partial sun... and just sit back to enjoy the beauty.

This rugged, low-maintenance plant quickly adapts to most soil types.

Anyone can enjoy growing and admiring this beautiful Black Bamboo in a chemical free yard... it has no known pests or diseases.

We know you are going to be thrilled with the vigor and beauty from the moment your rare new specimen plant arrives. All you need to do is open the box, give the roots a drink and plant it.

We are a huge Black Bamboo grower, and we sell out every year. We recommend you place your order soon while supplies are still available.

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Phyllostachys nigra
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-9
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now

Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Black Bamboo can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order

It's Easy to Plant your Black Bamboo

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Black Bamboo.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Black Bamboo gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Black Bamboo again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Michelle
The product shipped fast and it was well-secured in the box. I order the 5-7 inch and I think it might be over 7 ft. However, the plant does not look like the plant in the picture. It only has one thick bamboo stalk and a bunch of little sticks. The one bamboo stalk is actually light green & the reason I wanted it is because I liked the black/green contrast.

By: Bruce Wall
Great product! showed up quickly, it was healthier looking than any other products I have looked at. It is growing like crazy!

By: Emylee McBrearty
My blackbamboo arrived in great shape and is doing great! Love it!

By: Marsha Bauknight
This bamboo is really interesting and will be a different barrier for the edge of the yard blocking the electric poles from direct view from the house. We are very happy with the results so far.

By: Jaroslava Pohorelsky
it looks very different that the picture and no planning instructions are included

By: L Robb
my black bamboo just arrived, it is so much bigger than I expected...and it is beautiful!

By: Frank DeRosa
I live in Florida and the heat, bugs, and humidity take a toll on plants. It arrived in great shape. Unfortunately, it picked up mealy bugs that required treatment. It appears to be recovering and is sending up new shoots. The black really stands out.

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