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Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra

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  • Black Bamboo

    Black Bamboo is best when planted in containers to show off it's black canes.

  • Black Bamboo

    Black Bamboo is best when planted in containers to show off it's black canes.

  • Black Bamboo

    Black bamboo is a running bamboo, it's best to keep it in a contained area.

  • Black Bamboo

    As the stems mature they turn from green to black.

  • Black Bamboo

* Images shown are of mature plants


Product Details

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Phyllostachys nigra
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 6-10 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

Product Description

Cold Hardy and Ultra-Chic

Why Black Bamboo Plants?

Defined by its unique, fast-growing appearance and cold-hardy strength, Black Bamboo is a well-curated choice for indoors or outdoors. And since it's low-maintenance and hassle-free, it's perfect for beginner gardeners.

But what sets the Black Bamboo apart? For starters, the Black Bamboo withstands temperatures down to 0 degrees, making it one of the hardiest Bamboo varieties available. Gardeners in far-North states can plant their Bamboo in pots, then bring them inside for the winter.

Best of all, this tree's striking appearance is second to none. When your tree arrives, the shoots will be green. By the second year, (or even 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.

Plus, it's a fast, durable grower that will claim 10 to 12 feet each year, ultimately reaching 25 feet in height. And since it's easy to tame, 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!

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Effortlessly versatile and lush - is there anything better? We grow your Black Bamboo in their own containers from the very beginning, so you'll get a full, healthy root system that establishes quickly and explodes with new growth without all the work. More roots mean more canes that are healthy, thick and vigorous.

Other nurseries stock bare-root (if they even have the Black Bamboo at all). But when you order your Black Bamboo from Fast Growing Trees, you get a fast, easy grower that's ready to last year after year...without any hassle on your part.

The only catch is that you have to get your Black Bamboo before they're gone. Order your own Black Bamboo for instant luxe looks and easy grow today!


Planting & Care

1. Planting: For best results, give your Bamboo a sunny spot that will provide some shade in the winter. Bamboo prefers loamy soil which contains a mixture of sand, silt, and clay and offers good drainage. However, the Bamboo adapts to moist soil types, provided there is good drainage. Also, since the Bamboo’s root system is shallow, provide protection from high winds.

Dig a hole with the same depth as the plant’s container and about twice its width. Carefully place the Bamboo plant in the hole. Backfill, remove any air pockets that may have formed while filling the hole and test the sturdiness of the plant once it's in the ground to make sure winds will not be able to topple it. Water generously and tamp down the surrounding soil.

2. Watering: Water your Bamboo between 2 to 5 times each week as necessary. Water frequency will differ depending on the time of year and local climate conditions. Cooler locations typically require less frequent watering than warmer areas.

3. Fertilizing: Once your Bamboo becomes established, you should implement a regular fertilizing schedule. High-nitrogen organic fertilizer is the best choice for Bamboo. Apply once in the summer and again in the fall.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
$79.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129 + FREE SHIPPING!

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PH
09/20/2021
Paige H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Impressive!

This black bamboo tree arrived 3 days ago and I planted it that day in a pot on my patio. It arrived in good condition- it’s doing well! I plan to plant it in the ground in the spring. I’m shocked at how big it is! I definitely recommend!

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09/06/2021
Vickie S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Gorgeous tree

Shipped quickly and in perfect condition. It’s growing nicely in a pot on my patio.

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SB
12/17/2020
Stacey B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Purchased in 2012 and love it

I purchased 3 black bamboo plants to create a privacy screen and 8 years later it is doing so well and is about 20' tall! I wanted to plant more in the back of my property to screen out neighbors but am disappointed that the cost of a single plant has almost doubled in the past 8 years. Wish I had known back then how easy and beautiful this bamboo is. I highly recommend this beautiful tree. This picture is from my second floor deck and unfortunately was taken during a rainy day but you can see how tall and full the bamboo is.

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JG
04/09/2020
Jennifer G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Black Bamboo

I was excited to receive my black bamboo. I thought it was relatively expensive, but after receiving it, I am completely satisfied with its healthy condition and size.

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JB
06/20/2019
Jeremy B.
United States United States

Great trees

I love my bamboo! Came to my doorstep packed great. Alive and plentiful. Followed the instructions on planting since I added fertilizer and soil. Planted them in a huge pot on my porch. They shot up fast and already grew 5 more stalks!

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