Here's the Magic... with as little as 3-4 feet, you get a privacy screen that makes fences, walls, or neighbors disappear.
Bamboo is perfect for Privacy, but keeping the world's fastest growing plants from overtaking your yard had always been a problem with previous bamboo varieties.
Most cold hardy bamboo can get out of control and grow into your yard. Our Black Bamboo is different. It's well behaved and easy to keep where you want it. The roots are thin, so you can plant near structures and sidewalks.
New shoots start out green and then turn a stunning flat black with age. Lush foliage is evergreen so you get privacy all year round. During the growing months your bamboo will replace each leaf so they stay fresh and bright green.
Grows as much as 10-12 feet a year! Bamboo is one of the fastest growing privacy plants you can find. Plant your bamboo every 3 to 5 feet, depending on how quickly you want a thick screen. Your Black Bamboo will grow 15 to 25 feet, but can be trimmed to any height you want.
Black Bamboo is the most demanded variety. But some black varieties are not as cold tolerant as others. This one is the most cold hardy you can plant. We recommend it for Growing Zones 7-10, but many people successfully grow in zone 6, in areas blocked from wind. Extreme Northern states can plant in pots then bring them inside for the winter. Foliage damage can occur at 0-5F, but re-grows in spring. Cane damage can occur at -10 to -15F
A No-Fuss Plant that You Can’t Mess Up! Grows in full, filtered or partial sun... adapts to a variety of soils… can be planted any time of year… resists drought, deer, pest and disease… so adaptable, it even thrives as a house plant. You can easily grow bamboo indoors.
All Black Bamboo are NOT the Same! Many nurseries chop bamboo stalks out of a field, then put them in nursery pots for shipping. This is cheaper and quicker for them, but leaves up to 90% of your feeder roots in the ground. Buyers see slower growth because the plant is in a weakened condition, while it tries to re-grow lost roots.
We grow your Black Bamboo in their own containers from the very beginning. So you get a full, healthy root system that establishes quickly and explodes with new growth. More roots mean more canes and more privacy. The difference in health, vigor and thickness is huge.
Growing Zones: 6-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-10
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|It's Easy to Plant your Black Bamboo
Specific Directions for Black Bamboo
Plant your Black bamboo in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Black Bamboo can tolerate full sun but prefers areas that receive afternoon shade. Plant your Black Bamboo plants about 3 feet apart for a privacy fence, and if potted indoors place your Black Bamboo by a large sunny window.
Black Bamboo will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay, as long as it's well draining. Water your Black Bamboo twice a week. Keep your soil moist but not over saturated. If conditions are dry, hot or windy your Black Bamboo may need extra water.
Fertilize your Black Bamboo early Spring and Fall early in the season. Use a fertilizer that's high in nitrogen. We recommend formula 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.
|Step 1 - Dig Your Hole
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Black Bamboo.
|Step 2 - Place Your Plant
Next, separate the roots of your Black Bamboo gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
|Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
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