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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.


Black Bamboo

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


Size: 7+ ft.

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Planting Mix
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:

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.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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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.

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

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 6-10
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.

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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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
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December 31, 2012
What a ridiculous disappointment. It says a bunch of 6 (4-5 ft tall) for $78, I ordered 2 thinking I would recieve 12 total for $250 with shipping. I recieved 2 almost dead black bamboo plants. 100% disappointed. Leason Learned
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
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
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December 31, 2012
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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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
Great product! showed up quickly, it was healthier looking than any other products I have looked at. It is growing like crazy
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December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
Doing Well
These plants (2) have survived and are doing well. They haven't grown much, but the research I did indicated that they don't really take off and start growing well until after the first 2 or three years. I can wait.
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September 20, 2014
Tunkhannock, PA, US
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1 year ago
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6
My blackbamboo arrived in great shape and is doing great! Love it!
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
my black bamboo just arrived, it is so much bigger than I expected...and it is beautiful
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Great service!!!
I bought black bamboo from fast growing trees and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. My first order arrived with some damage from shipping. After I spoke with a customer service representative they quickly replaced my order and apologized for the damage (which was not their fault). I planted the bamboo in planters on my back deck and they look great. They are high quality and definitely worth having then shipped compared to purchasing overpriced generic bamboo from a home improvement center.
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November 7, 2014
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1 year ago
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.
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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Black Bamboo
I live in Zone 8 in upstate South Carolina. I planted the Black Bamboo under a large Oak tree in June, about a month ago. It has grown about 18" in 5 weeks.
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July 25, 2015
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2 months ago
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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.
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December 31, 2012
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It's extremely slow growing, but I'm quite sure it will take off next summer. It needs a lot of water when you first plant it, but after a few weeks it does well. I do like that it doesn't grow wild all over the yard. I would recommend buying a few of them if it's for privacy in your yard. It's a very pretty plant. Tropica
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July 28, 2015
Port Washington, NY, US
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4 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
it looks very different that the picture and no planning instructions are included
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December 31, 2012
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Beautiful, healthy sapling delivered and thriving!
I have wanted black bamboo for a long time but did not know how to go about getting a healthy sapling to start on my porch in New York City. When I came upon this website it was an answer to my prayers. The sapling that was delivered was even better than I expected. Delivery was safe and very quick and the sapling was very well packaged. It is now six months and my black bamboo is thriving. I could not be more thrilled!
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July 28, 2015
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Looks great on the porch!
The plant arrived healthy and much taller than I expected--it must be at least 8-9 feet! It's beautiful and has perked right up. We love it!
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August 18, 2015
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4 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
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A very healthy large seedling arrived in good condition
I was surprised to see that the young black bamboo was white. I know from past experience with several other bamboo plants I own that it will take a few years to see large black canes as pictured but I have no doubt that this plant will survive and grow to that stage in a few years. As far as growth rate and hardiness, there is no way to tell those things when the plant has only been in the ground for a week. Ask me next year.
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August 1, 2015
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Black Bamboo
I love this stuff. I bought one black bamboo and it was on my property during a very bad wind storm. All the leaves turned brown and I thought that it had died. I then watered it and put fish emultion in ti and all the leaved that where brown turned green again and a million little leaves appeared, plus a new bamboo shoot appeared in the pot.
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July 29, 2015
Sequim, WA, US
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3 months ago
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8
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black bamboo
The black bamboo arrived in good condition. It is growing. I have never raised bamboo. It is my understanding that you do not see rapid growth for the first couple of years. Our winters are harsh in western PA. I expect it will take off in the spring if it lasts through the winter. I plan on heavily mulching the root bed. I am pleased with my purchase so far. Ask again next year.
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July 28, 2015
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black bamboo in Brooklyn
The bamboo arrived in fine condition. Once warm enough i put them outdoors where they get dappled light all day with an hour of direct. In the passed few weeks, and after the new culms shot up, so cool, the new culms started to fail? they were a nice diameter but eventually they bent over and dried out and the interior was very hollow. I suppose too much or too little water? I can't tell. The soil seems moist and the containers have ample drainage. I'm considering taking them out of their containers to see if they have root rot or they are dried out. What do you recommend. I love my black bamboo. Thank you, EV
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July 26, 2015
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4 months ago
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A survivor!
This cutie is in a pot on my southern exposed patio. It hasn't grown much but is very healthy looking. Next spring I will be planting it in the ground. I'm thinking after it is established it should do quite well. I've come to believe that all my plants ordered from you are subject to shock and stress from shipping and transplanting. Once established should will do quite well. None have died, they just need adjustment. And, they have all arrived in very good condition. Thanks for an excellent product!
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July 26, 2015
Portland, OR, US
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6 months ago
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We need more time
We think it will work where we plan to plant it but right now it is still in the pot and doing well outside.
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July 25, 2015
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Healthy little guy
This one arrived in great condition (all of my plants arrived in top condition). I transplanted to another container about the same size and put it out on my back patio. It hasn't grown much but is maintaining it's healthy look. I'm hoping to plant it in the ground next spring. It got very warm very early this year in Portland, OR and it has been out in the southern exposure all summer and is holding up very well, I'm happy with it!
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July 28, 2015
Portland, OR, US
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6 months ago
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8
not for zone 6
Black bamboo came in good shape. Unfortunately, it didn't survive Pittsburgh PA winter.
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September 4, 2014
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Does black bamboo thrive in Canada ?
Does black bamboo thrive in Canada ? planning to grow black bamboo but not sure will they sruvive in winter ...
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November 6, 2014
Kitchener , ON, CA
Growing Zone:
6
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ZARA W on Aug 25, 2015
I picked this item as I redone my garden and needed some height and this color is great contrast. I've had black bamboo before and they performed beautifully. I'm doing this for my mom who has Alzheimer's and every new addition is amazing to her. Can't wait till they grow up. It's out of the ordinary.
Bonnie P on Aug 22, 2015
Are all of your bamboo plants non-invasive?
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
Black Bamboo
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Multiplex Bamboo
Sunset Glow Bamboo
Sunset Glow Bamboo
Golden Bamboo
Golden Bamboo
Best Answer: Yes, all of our bamboo is non invasive.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 8, 2015
Are plants runners or clumping ?
Richard M on Mar 13, 2015
Best Answer: When young, it behaves like a clump-forming Bamboo, but as it gets older and more established, it can spread. Many people never see issues with this since Black Bamboo is not as aggressive as typical running bamboo. If your area surrounding your bamboo is grass, then the lawn mower will eliminate any stray culms that may arise. If you have other planting beds next to your bamboo then you can wait to see if you get any unwanted growth. If so, then you can dig a 3-4" trench around your bamboo or put in some plant bed edging. Poor soil can keep it in a confined area, or planting it by a paved area can work, too.
Reply · Report · Karen J on Jul 7, 2015
Will this bamboo roots damage my in-ground pool?
Bacchus on Apr 17, 2015
Best Answer: Black Bamboo roots are thin and grow close to the surface. They are not strong like tree roots. We have never heard of bamboo roots damaging pools, sidewalks or structures. If you have a concern, you can install an inexpensive rhizome barrier that would block any stray roots from spreading.
Reply · Report · Karen J on Jul 7, 2015
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 grown in rows can be confined to about 3-5 feet from your fence.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
I am in growing zone 6 and planted my black bamboo last May. Over the winter the plants turned yellowish/brown. Now it is spring and the plants are still yellowish brown, but most have new green shoots coming up. How long before the plants and leaves turn green again?
Susan D on May 3, 2015
Best Answer: Your bamboo will replace all it's leaves over the the course of the year. The biggest growth spurt is late spring so you should see it soon and throughout the summer.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Aug 11, 2015
Is any part of this Black Bamboo edible?
John G on Mar 28, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you can eat the new shoots; they are small, but sweet.
Reply · Report · Karen J on Jul 7, 2015
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I'm looking to plant in raised planters approximately 12" in interior width. How far apart should I plant each bamboo plant?
Kris M on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: Space them about 12" apart for the best results. Black Bamboo has a smaller spread when planted in containers or in tight rows instead of in the ground.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 29, 2014
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Can you separate the black bamboo when it is delivered or leave it intact? We are trying to cover an area that is 100-125 ft long
Ginger B on Jul 28, 2015
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Can the black bamboo be pruned to say 15ft?
f z on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: of course, it basically grow like grass. be sure to let the new shoots grow all the way up and give them time to fill out before the trim (4 to 6 weeks from the time they appear) and apply a good feeding at the fourth week to help with any shocking. have fun!
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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 · Report · Michelle L on Jun 12, 2014
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Are reed sticks made from bamboo?
Carol J on Mar 22, 2015
Best Answer: THERE ARE A MARIAD OF BAMBOO VARIETIES WHICH VARY FROM .2INCH CULM DIAMETERS TO 15"CULMS WITH HEIGHTS VARYING FROM A FEW INCHES TO HUNDREDS OF FEET . I THINK THAT MANY OF THE REEDS SOLD MAY BE OF SOME BAMBOO VARIETIES. BUT THERE ARE SIMILAR PLANTS THAT ARE OF THE REED FAMILY, AND MANY OF THE REED STICKS YOU SEE ARE REEDS, LESS DURABLE. GIVEN THE DIVERSITY OF THE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE TODAY, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FIND TRUE BAMBOO STAKES IF YOU LOOK FAR ENOUGH.
Reply · Report · NICK W on Aug 15, 2015
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Will Black Bamboo overwinter in containers outside in Zone 6A?
Rosie on Jan 16, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, Black Bamboo will survive the winter outdoors in containers in zone 6 as long as they're kept warm. Spread a layer of mulch or straw around the base to keep the roots warm.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 16, 2015
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Are Black Bamboo deer resistant?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
Best Answer: Bamboo is seldom severely damaged by deer.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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IS this black bamboo a "clumping" variety?
tombosox on Aug 19, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Susan
Yes this is a clumping variety.This bamboo is an easy carefree plant that requires little effort. Walking through the nursery the other day, The black bamboo really stood out next to the Sunset Glow Bamboo. The green foliage and black stalks against the bright green Sunset Glow make them both excellent companions for each other. Definitely a show stopper for any yard!
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 19, 2015
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Is this a running or clumping bamboo?
Julie M on May 18, 2015
Best Answer: This is a clumping bamboo, no need for barriers
Reply · Report · Ronald D on May 23, 2015
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I want 2 planter privacy screen of about 50" each, would i need to buy 1 or 2 of the black bamboo?
yvelisse f on May 18, 2015
Best Answer: Hi, not sure if you are trying to cover a "Horizontal Area" of 50" or in height? The bamboo will come as a single to up to 3 in a clump. They will take some time to fill out so if you are looking for immediate privacy it will not fill the bill. However, they do grow pretty quickly and should fill in to your expectations within 2-5 years depending on your climate and growing conditions. Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Gary E on May 19, 2015
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Do the leaves stay in winter?
Lisa W on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: Mine did, however I live in zone 9.
Reply · Report · Renda M on Oct 18, 2014
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Is this black bamboo, non invasive?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: BEFORE I ANSWER, I MUST ADMIT TO A LITTLE BIAS WHEN IT COMES TO JUDGING WHETHER THINGS ARE INVASIVE. GIVEN THE RIGHT CONDITIONS, ALMOST ANYTHING MIGHT BE CONSIDERED INVASIVE. UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES, BLACK BAMBOO GROWS FAIRLY SLOWLY, ALLOWING THE GROWER PLENTY OF TIME TO TRIM THE UNDER GROUND SHOOTS, WHICH IS THE PLANT'S WAY OF SPREADING.
Reply · Report · NICK W on Aug 15, 2015
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can I plant a black bamboo in a 5''x6''x12'' container ?
Bob P on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: I would plant it in a larger container to start off. A 7-10 gallon container would be good.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 23, 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: The recommended growing zones for the Black Bamboo are 6-9 so a zone 10 might be a bit hot for this plant. However, there have been people to grow plants outside of their zone successfully. We do not put a warranty on plants outside of their zones.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 23, 2014
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Is your black bamboo clumping or running variety? What is the full name? Dracocephala?,dendrocalamus brandishing? Regards, Linda
Linda S on Aug 14, 2015
Best Answer: DEAR LINDA: TO THE BEST OF MY ADMITTEDLY LIMITED KNOWLEDGE, ALL BLACK BAMBOO IS OF THE CLUMPING TYPE. FULL NAME IS PHYLLOSTACHYS NIGRA. THIS PLANT IS SLOW TO ESTABLISH. MINE TOOK TWO YEARS TO BEGIN TO MAKE HEADWAY. PERHAPS IF I'D USED A LOT OF ROOT STIMULATOR, IT MIGHT HAVE SPEEDED IT UP. THE KEY TO THIS SEEMS TO BE PLENTY OF WATER, ESPECIALLY IN DRY CLIMATE WITH SUMMER HIGHS CONSISTENTLY EXCEEDING 90 *F, LIKE MINE.
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will this grow in Nebraska?
Lyca L on May 28, 2015
Best Answer: No idea. I grow it in northern California. I do know that it requires a certain amount of sunlight and would likely grow faster if it was getting more sunlight than it has where I put it.
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will this survive pittsburgh pa winters and will deer eat it?
gerryg on Apr 26, 2015
Best Answer: I live in southern Ohio & my did not survive the winter.
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what is the max culm diameter of your variety of black bamboo?
Copper on Mar 18, 2015
Best Answer: I HAVE NOT BEEN GROWING BLACK BAMBOO LONG ENOUGH TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. THE MAXIMUM CULM DIAMETER SO FAR IS ONLY ABOUT .5 INCHES.
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what is the max culm diameter for black bamboo?
Copper on Mar 18, 2015
Best Answer: MINE HAS BEEN PLANTED FOR TWO YEARS. SO FAR MAX CULM DIAMETER IS 1 INCH. I EXPECT DIAMETER TO INCREASE AS THE GROVE MATURES.
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What is the earliest we can plant black bamboo at the North Oregon Coast?
Jaki D on Jan 14, 2015
Best Answer: As long as your ground ins't frozen you can go ahead and plant this evergreen. However, it may be best to wait until six weeks after the final freeze.
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Hi, I just subscribed to you web page, and find out most of the plants I like you do not ship to AZ. My question is WHY??
Gennette K on Dec 27, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately AZ has strict agricultural laws put in place that prevent us from shipping a majority of plants there.
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can this be grown inside?
susan on Nov 2, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you will want to put it near a sunny window.
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Can i plant black bamboo this late in the season? Winters are cold here in Moses Lake Wa. I am not sure of the zone. If they will grow here would I be able to plant in the ground or leave in pots to get thru the winter?
Laurie B on Oct 1, 2014
Best Answer: In your zone (6) October would be just fine to plant this bamboo. I would not wait past November.
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Is this a Phyllostachys variety? Can someone tell me scientific name on this?
Colette S on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: This is the Phyllostachys nigra variety
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Does Black Bamboo grow in boise idaho?
Claudia A on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: Boise is in zone 6 so the Black Bamboo grows fine there. However a cold hardier privacy tree like the Emerald Green Thuja may give you better results.
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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.
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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.
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will black bamboo survive in zone 10 on a screened in lanai porch?
Sharon T on May 1, 2015
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I live in Southern Maine-will this plant do well?
Michael H on Apr 27, 2015
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how do we propagate bamboo ?
omosh on Apr 21, 2015
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How do you plant and care for black bamboo as an indoor plant?
Diane J on Apr 11, 2015
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