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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.

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Black Bamboo

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

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

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Planting Mix for Bamboo Trees
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: $9.35
Black Bamboo
Fertilizer Tablets
Black Bamboo

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
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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.

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 bamboo 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
(blue area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

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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.

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
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$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
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$99+ 28%

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.

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.

Average customer rating:

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: CBhere
My five 4-5ft black bamboo just arrived. I was so excited to order these but honestly (especially considering the cost!), I just wasn't "thrilled with the vigor and beauty" from the moment I opened the box (as the description assures me). I actually asked the fedex guy if he was sure there was only one box - but all five sticks in their soil bags were in there with the 5 itty-bitty bags of organic planting mix I ordered (unless it's magic soil, I would DEFINITELY NOT order those again!!). I do love the contrast of the green leaves on the black stalks - just praying that (hopefully) the bamboo will thrive and grow sometime soon because they're going to look really silly...5 little sticks separating my and my neighbors yard. As a whole...not super impressive but hoping that changes.

By: Diane Stouwie
Overpriced for what you get. I got a 5-6ft bamboo for around $102. I then ordered from Lewis Bamboo-got a much taller & healthier plant for $59 & free shipping.

By: Deanna Osterberg
Please note: this variety of black bamboo (phyllostachys nigra) is a running, invasive variety. If you don't want the invasive variety, look for clumping varieties such as fargesia dracocephala or dendrocalamus brandisii. Even though this website mentions "clumping", it's not true. Also found, as other reviewers stated, that the picture is much different from what you actually receive. Hopefully they will correct the description of this variety soon to truly show it for what it is, a running, invasive black bamboo.

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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Are all of your bamboo plants non-invasive?
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
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Best Answer: I bought 3 multiplex bamboo and they are noninvasive. I purchased the multiplex because it was recommended to me by the director of our botanical gardens as being noninvasive.
Reply · elizabeth w on May 31, 2014
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You speak of the how tall the plant will grow but how much yard space does it take? I will be planting it inside our chain link fence.
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: Black Bamboo gets 15 to 25 feet tall and 5 to 10 feet wide.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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How many limbs of black bamboo will i receive with one order?
Sebastian on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: The amount of stalks that comes with the Black Bamboo varies. It can come with between 1 to 3 stalks, but will create more.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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looking for thhe best bamboo to make a fence row ,,,fast growimg and spreads quickly, what do i need ? north Ms.
johnny b on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Johnny, I purchased my bamboo for indoor use; so, I am unable to provide an accurate review for you. Best wishes...
Reply · Michelle C on Jun 3, 2014
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Can the black bamboo handle lots of direct sun?
MICHAEL M on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine in large pots for the first year I kept them in a moderate area and they filled in nicely but did not grow like I read they would. (I'm trying to block my neighbors second story addition) About 3 months ago I moved them to the front of my house which gets major direct afternoon sun. They love it!! They have sprouted a lot of new large and long bamboo limbs. They really do like the sun. Very pretty plant I'm happy with my choice of the black bamboo I get many compliments on them. FYI
Reply (2) · Michelle L on Jun 12, 2014
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Are Black Bamboo deer resistant?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
Best Answer: yes all bamboo is
Reply · Danny R on Jul 4, 2014
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I live in zone 10 Do you think I can still grow this black bamboo?
M C on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. I live in S. California and have seen the Black Bamboo do really well. I do have a sprinkler very close to them and they get watered 3-4 times a week. Nothing soaking. I would water them heavily after the initial planting for a couple of weeks. But two things to be weary of: 1. They don't turn black until they've matured, usually in a year or two, 2. These are running bamboo. Do not plant them unless you've dug at least a three foot trench and around them and filled with cement or have them in a controlled area. These "plants" will overrun your yard, your neighbors yard and you'll never get rid of them!!!
Reply · Robert F on Jun 28, 2014
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My neighbor's bamboo has come into my garden - how do I get rid of it?
Danna M on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: The rhizomes need to blocked from moving into the area you want to protect. Dig a 2 foot deep ditch around the bamboo and put a 35mm thick plastic barrier in the ditch. There is a plastic barrier designed for this purpose and commercially available.
Reply · Lloyd J on Jun 18, 2014
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what width and height will it arrive, and what size is container?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: The width, height and size depends on the size that you order and the quantity. Our packers carefully pack every plant in a container fit for safe transit. We have many different box sizes to ensure the perfect fit. Unfortunately each plant is a unique individual with it's own size so this answer can't be determined until your plant has been packaged for shipment.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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I live in Pocatello Idaho at an elevation of 5100 feet. The temperature range is USUALLY 0 F in Winter and 90 to 100 in Summer. Would this plant (Black Bamboo) be able to grow here and do well?
farmtere on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: That sounds like it's too cold for Black Bamboo.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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