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Black BambooPhyllostachys nigra

72 reviews
  • 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

Black BambooPhyllostachys nigra

72 reviews
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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 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

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 $129 $19.95

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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6-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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Superior customer support

Had a bit of trouble with my plant, and the company was Jonny on the spot in fixing it. I am 100% satisfied.

David R.
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The first year it sleeps!

Purchased two separate black bamboo plants. Both arrived neatly packed, and transplanting them was smooth. High quality plants. Will shop here again!

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Fast and effecient

Everything went great. The item arrived quickly, very well packaged, and very healthy. I planted it the next day. It looks like it is going to be a winner!!

Paige H.
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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! Black Bamboo Black Bamboo Review
Richard W.
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One week and I have six new shoots!

This is the second time in 10 years I’ve purchased this. The first time I planted directly in the ground in a sunken container which failed to contain this MIRACLE plant. It’s is the MOST beautiful ebony you’ll ever see. I ordered the small one and am keeping it container planted above ground. Received it last week, planted and fed that day, have six new shoots this morning. AMAZING!!!