Bamboo Black Hedging

Bamboo Black (Phyllostachys nigra) hedging plants are a particularly striking and attractive variety of Bamboo hedging. This hardy and low maintenance evergreen hedging plant is incredibly popular due to its eye-catching architectural rich black stems that contrast beautifully with the lush green foliage. These stems appear pale green when young before turning black. It has masses of elegant narrow and tapered emerald green leaves spreading all the way up the robust upright stems.

Thought to originate in China, Black Bamboo has become increasingly popular in recent years as a statement focus in garden design and for its use as a wonderfully dense and bushy privacy and screening hedge, particularly in urban areas due to its ability to effectively filter pollution and produce oxygen – helping to protect you and your family whilst also benefitting the environment. Their upright stems and prolific foliage weave together swiftly to deliver density and over time create an almost impenetrable hedge. These are incredibly hardy and versatile plants that can be kept tightly clipped or informally rambling depending on your requirements.

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Potted Hedging

We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.

Bamboo Black Potted Hedging 5-6.5ft 150/200cm

  • in 15 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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These fast growing, tough and attractive plants are incredibly adaptable. If not planted as a hedge they grow wonderfully well in large pots and are perfect for bringing evergreen greenery to a patio, courtyard garden or roof terrace. Growing 60cm or more per year and growing up to 6m they will swiftly deliver density and are ideal for screening off unsightly walls or buildings or masking oil tanks. Black Bamboo hedging is enjoyed aesthetically with its beautiful contrasting stems and foliage, but also brings pleasure in the rustle of its leaves and the rippling of its stems in the breeze – great for an oriental style sensory garden!

This variety is one of the ‘running’ varieties, meaning it can send suckers underground and may spread beyond its original planting location, this can be remedied by planting it in a large pot underground to restrict its spreading habit.

You can plant your evergreen Bamboo Black hedging plants in almost any location from full sun through to partial shade. It will thrive in most soils that are moist and well drained. They are also a good choice for coastal sites as they are not challenged by salty sea breezes or chilly temperatures, though would need some additional shelter from direct winds in very exposed locations. They tend not to fare so well in poorer, dry soil especially when young and getting established. If you have heavy soil, we advise mixing in some grit and sand in the planting area to improve drainage to give them the best start. Make sure your soil is free of weeds and grass and dug over so it is as loose and crumbly as possible as this means your plants roots can most easily get established. Black Bamboo will require consistent careful watering in the first year of planting, and once established can generally then be left to their own devices during dry spells of weather though may deliver less foliage during these times.

Bamboo Black hedging plants are available in large pot sizes from our nursery all year round.

To give your Bamboo Black hedging plants the best very chance to thrive it is always advisable to prepare the ground as well as possible and follow the planting guidance we e-mail on confirmation of order. A hard copy of this planting guidance leaflet is also sent out with every order. We always recommend the use of the Mycorrhizal Fungi Rootgrow which enhances a plant root system and the use of the slow-release fertiliser Bonemeal to encourage faster establishment and a more drought resilient hedge with a stronger root system. We would also recommend mulching at the base of the plant at least until it is established but ideally every year during dry spells to help maintain moisture.

Trimming a Bamboo Black hedge is straightforward, they can be maintained with an annual trim between April and May when the chance of frosts has passed to encourage new growth.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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