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Black Bamboo

Phyllostachys nigra


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-t- 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.

Coarse 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

-t- 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.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


Growing Zones: 6-10
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

5-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


3-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Phyllostachys nigra

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Cold Hardy...Impressive Inside and Out

- Cold Hardy
- Unique Appearance
- Fast Growing
- Low Maintenance

Cold Hardy Bamboo

If you're in search of something unique that will add a special touch to your landscape - or a classy dash of style in your home, our Black Bamboo will not disappoint.  It's easy to grow and this tough plant will withstand temperatures down to 0° Farenheight. All Black Bamboo is not as cold tolerant as this. Ours is the most cold hardy you can plant. We recommend it for Growing Zones 7-10, but many people successfully grow it in zone 6, in areas blocked from the wind. Extreme Northern states can plant in pots then bring them inside for the winter. 

Striking Appearance
When your tree arrives, the shoots will be green. By the second year, (sometimes sooner!) they'll transition to a flat black color. Lush, deep green foliage provides an interesting contrast that is incomparable to other bamboos. It's an amazing addition to any garden, as a focal point, or a central part of your home decor.

Fast Grower
Your Black Bamboo will grow as much as 10-12 feet a year- ultimately reaching 25 feet in stature. It's easy to tame, so you can trim it to the height you desire. Some of our customers order several and plant them 3 to 5 feet apart to create a privacy screen.  

A No-Fuss Plant that You Can't Mess Up!
Considering its striking appearance, you might be surprised at just how easy it is to own and maintain.  It resists drought, deer, pest and disease while performing well in full, filtered or partial sun. This plant is not finicky - effortlessly adapting to a variety of soils. You can plant it any time of year.

If planting outside, rest assured that while most cold hardy bamboo can get out of control and grow into your yard, this one doesn't! It's well behaved and easy to keep where you want it. The roots are thin, so you can plant near structures and sidewalks.

Order Now
All Black Bamboo trees 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 that are healthy, thick and vigorous.  Place your order today and we'll ship it out tomorrow.

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Customer Reviews

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49 Reviews
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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
January 1, 2013
over 6 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.
September 20, 2014
Tunkhannock, PA
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
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.
November 7, 2014
over 4 years ago
Great product! showed up quickly, it was healthier looking than any other products I have looked at. It is growing like crazy
January 1, 2013
over 7 years ago
my black bamboo just arrived, it is so much bigger than I expected...and it is beautiful
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
My blackbamboo arrived in great shape and is doing great! Love it!
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
New York, NY
over 6 years ago
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.
July 25, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Black Bamboo
I was quite surprised at how small the Bamboo was when I received it. My first time ordering trees via internet. The Black Bamboo isn't much bigger then it was when I planted it. It gets plenty of sun/shade, water, furtilizer etc. I don't understand why it's growing so slow.
October 4, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Super hardy.
I live in PA and I purchased my Black Bamboo in 2014 before we had one of our coldest winters in years.
Several days and nights near 0 degrees if not into the negatives and this black bamboo survived.
Granted the original shoots died from freezing but the roots survived.
This year 2015 the Bamboo is displaying it's clumping habit, which is a very good sign and by next year I expect it to be spreading vigorously like black bamboo is notorious for doing.
October 15, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo Planting Diretions 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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
nice looking indoor plant
Orkid on Sep 21, 2018
need for yard privacy
Craig J on Jun 30, 2018
nice looking indoor plant
Orkid on Sep 21, 2018
Syeda M on Jul 13, 2018
need for yard privacy
Craig J on Jun 30, 2018
Privacy by beauty, unique look
Leah M on Jun 28, 2018
I want a privacy screen on my patio that will work through all seasons. I'm planning to put two in pots and like that they can winter outdoors in my region.
Delores H on Apr 2, 2018
Its Really Cool Looking - It spreads creating thick privacy - It grows up to 30' tall - You can use the Bamboo for cool stuff when cut down.
keith w on Mar 17, 2018
Looking for privacy sturdy tree
Irene H on Mar 6, 2018
My boyfriend has been wanting one of these because they're unique and beautiful. Can't wait for it to arrive, he's going to be so surprised
Heidi H on Mar 5, 2018
Fast growing, grows in clusters and the color
Libby M on Mar 5, 2018
My MHP is called bamboo tree so I wanted to get some bamboo trees
Colleen W on Dec 12, 2017
Love bamboo that's all
Nina B on Oct 31, 2017
Decorative tree
James B on Oct 30, 2017
I like it
Darrell T on Mar 10, 2017
Jessica M on Mar 9, 2017
I am looking for a good plant to provide privacy screening
Kathryn M on Mar 4, 2017
I really need some privacy!
Raquel R P on Mar 2, 2017
This is a part of my security, wind block, and noise shield
David T on Feb 20, 2017
I wanted a noninvasive bamboo
Mary B on Feb 20, 2017
Very unusual! It makes a statement...
Lori K on Feb 19, 2017
After 22 years of experiencing natural privacy, the adjacent property to us has been sold. The neighbors must be lumber jacks as they cleared all of the beautiful trees away, leaving no privacy between our property and theirs. So we need to restore on our ground what has been removed on their ground on the hill.
Deborah T on Feb 14, 2017
The bamboo will enhance our little pond. It is a protected SE spot, can't wait to watch it grow!
Thomas S on Feb 10, 2017
For beauty and privacy
Randy S on Feb 9, 2017
Looking for a fast growing screen to cover fence - that stays attractive year-round
Flora H on Feb 4, 2017
I absolutely love bamboo and will create a privacy screen to protect the wild animals in my woods.
Carol J on Jan 30, 2017
For outdoor privacy and indoor decorating.
Eno b on Jan 5, 2017
privacy and green look.
Eric G on Dec 28, 2016
LINDA D on Dec 13, 2016
My favorite plant from very young age.
Tom Z on Nov 20, 2016
outdoor privacy
leslie c on Nov 17, 2016
different and pretty, for my entry
Susan L on Nov 15, 2016
This is a pretty bamboo that will create a lovely deck screen with the plants in pots.
valerie l on Nov 3, 2016
Unique, black bamboo, different, amazing and a must have for any bamboo connoisseur!
Daniel G on Oct 2, 2016
Indoor decoration/ air purification.
Alma G on Sep 22, 2016
privacy fence next year but a house plant this year.
Grace D on Sep 18, 2016
Easy care
I mitsumi M on Sep 6, 2016
Beautiful option for privacy!
Joao Marcelo B on Sep 3, 2016
the color
alvin c on Sep 3, 2016
Because it's so beautiful
Peter B on Sep 3, 2016
My friend likes/prefers exotic house plants.
Helen H on Sep 2, 2016
I am looking for a hearty house plant for the Foyer.
Ken J on Aug 28, 2016
I`ll love to give my home a tropical accent with these plants hopefully I can make them grow and keep them for long time, as a first buyer from Fast Growing Trees I hope they send me the good stuff. I`ll post it again as soon I receive my plants.
Fernando R P on Aug 22, 2016
Beautiful tree for a great price!
Naveen P on Aug 20, 2016
Francis C on Aug 18, 2016
I have always liked the look of indoor growing bamboo and wanted to try it myself.
CHRISTINE C M on Aug 14, 2016
love the look and the privacy it will create
Tamara H on Aug 7, 2016
I need a great screen.
robert W on Aug 4, 2016
I LOVE BAMBOO!! exotic looking!!
JUDITH L on Aug 4, 2016
I am looking for a privacy plant that is low maintenance here in mtn home Idaho. I understood that this grows in zone 6.
lg on Aug 4, 2016
Fast growing to shade west side of stable.
Joy R on Aug 4, 2016
its very unique
elizabeth g on Aug 2, 2016
Syeda M on Jul 13, 2018
Privacy by beauty, unique look
Leah M on Jun 28, 2018
Are all of your bamboo plants non-invasive?
DeAnne C on May 31, 2014
Black Bamboo
Black Bamboo
Golden Bamboo
Golden Bamboo
Multiplex Bamboo
Multiplex Bamboo
Sunset Glow Bamboo
Sunset Glow Bamboo
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.
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.
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.
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.
How do you plant and care for black bamboo as an indoor plant?
Diane J on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is best to choose a pot that compliments both your style and your landscape. Besides style you also want to consider choosing pots that are practical for your landscape. You want to choose containers that are a minimum of 12 inches wide or more; this is considered a 5 gallon sized container.
Make sure that your containers have drainage holes. Having containers with drainage is crucial to your plants survival. The holes should be large enough to let out excess water, but not large enough that soil is falling out.
It is best to use a planting mix, potting soil or a homemade compost equivalent. In order to make your own planting mix, we recommend mixing five parts compost with one parts builder sand, one part vermiculite, and one quarter part of dry organic slow release fertilizer.
Gently remove your plants from their nursery container.
Start planting your tree in the center of the container and working outward. Scoop and fill soil in the container as needed. The soil should be at the same level that it had in the original nursery container. There should be no more or less of the plants stem covered.
Make sure to water your plant thoroughly after planting. After you water your plants check the soil level and add more if necessary. Make sure that there are no air pockets in the soil.
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.
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.
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
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.
How many plant should be bought to plant a straight line of 10 feet of horizontal ground - in order to fill-in in-between in about 3 yrs?
Wayne P on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would need to plant 3-4 feet apart.
can this do well in filtered light or shade in Atlanta ga ?
michelle a on Sep 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine is planted in shade and is doing well. Full sun would probably promote faster growth, but I'm satisfied with how well they're doing.
IS this black bamboo a "clumping" variety?
tombosox on Aug 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not call it clumping. It will produce a lot of canes which sometimes would appear to be clumping because so many canes came up close together but they are spread out as well.

The first year a few canes came up and grew 3-5 ft high. The second year, a lot more canes came up and grew 6-8 feet high.
The third year tons of canes came up and grew 6-15 feet tall in three weeks, and has accomplished what i was looking for, and that i a pretty green shield hiding my fence and the neighbors.

I did have to tie a lot of it up to keep it from bending over. I assume it is because we had an unusual amount of rain and wind this spring and the canes are very flexible when young.

The canes turn black in about a year after they come up.

Hope this helps.
If I don't have a sunny window can I use a plant light of some type?
JerseyCentral on Oct 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use a grow light for your bamboo. It should provide sufficient lighting for your plant. They normally require full to partial sun, so you may need to keep it under the grow light a good 4-6 hours or as directions state.
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!
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!
To enclose a backyard how far apart should they be planted?
Ashley H on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say about 2 feet apart. I bought mine 2 years ago and its only spread out about 1 foot.
How tall can a Black bamboo grow?
Pam B on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The mature height is 15-25 feet.
will black bamboo survive in zone 10 on a screened in lanai porch?
Sharon T on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they should do well there.
Are Black Bamboo deer resistant?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes all bamboo is
How many come in one pot?
Steve on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine had two to three shoots. They send up more in the spring.
Does it come with the bottom base how it shows in image? Or can I purchase like that? Thanx.
Daya. on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of our plants are in a black planters pot, which you would need to transplant into a container of your choice.
Is it just one plant for 107??
jo a on Feb 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can separate them before planting.
will this grow in Nebraska?
Lyca L on May 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It looks like most of Nebraska is in a zone 5 and the Black Bamboo is recommended for zones 6-10. The winters are likely to harsh for this plant. Here is a hardiness zone map to see what zone your locations is in:
Is this a running or clumping bamboo?
Julie M on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a clumping bamboo, no need for barriers
will this survive pittsburgh pa winters and will deer eat it?
gerryg on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Do the leaves stay in winter?
Lisa W on Oct 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine did, however I live in zone 9.
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.
Is this black bamboo, non invasive?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
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
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.

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