The ever-dramatic hardy evergreen Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) has a huge range of applications from tropical planting areas, to Japanese gardens. Black Bamboo is widely used as a screening plant, and is also wonderfully effective around water features or even as a standalone specimen in a container.
Due to the black bamboo striking canes fantastic contrast is achieved amongst other bamboo and tropical plants. Look to plant black bamboo amongst palms like the chusan palm (Trachycarpus fortuneii), evergreen shrubs like Fatsia japonica or herbaceous perennials like the Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta).
This sought-after Bamboo is wonderfully versatile and thrives in most conditions but do be aware not to plant black bamboo in very windy exposed areas, this will cause the leaves to shred. And also if Black bamboo is planted in very well-drained soils it will need a high degree of watering and feeding to flourish.
Black Bamboo respond to water, they love a good drink. This is especially important for establishment of new plants. Adequate water will ensure survival, and more water will bring larger, more vigorous growth. Regular watering throughout the growing season, especially during new shoot season, brings the best results.
Black Bamboo thrive on good nutrition. if you want your Black bamboo to thrive and flourish, a regular liquid feed, composted manures, or any organic topdressing through the growing season will bring vigorous happy Black bamboo.
<p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Just to say a BIG thank you for our recent order of bamboo and banana. The plants are of a very good quality, and they are just what we wanted and more. Your prices are very reasonable, and the delivery was excellent. You offer a great service !! Thanks again.</span></p>
3rd November 2012,
My Bamboo arrived on Friday and I am so pleased with it, the quality is outstanding and delivery was very quick.
Ordered the bamboo as a 2m height but when received was 2.5 m.
It looks perfect in the pot I bought for it in my garden. This is the second time I have ordered a plant from you and have been very pleased with both orders. Thank you
17th September 2012,
<p>I purchased 2 Black bamboo and was really impressed when they arrived. Delivered and packaged in great condition, they are exactly as described on the website. Lovely, healthy looking plants that have now made a huge difference to my garden. Athelas plants is definitely where I will be looking for other plants for my growing garden.</p>
12th September 2012,
Had the plants now for about a month and all are doing well.
Very happy with the specimens when they arrived.
Correspondence was great.
When i phoned your company up the gentleman i spoke to was fantastic.
Will definately order from your company if i need plants in the future.
Thanks and regards
28th June 2011,