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Live BLACK BAMBOO Potted Plant - P. Nigra - Cold Hardy - Div. from mature grove

3.6 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
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  • #1 gal potted plant
  • approx. 1-2 feet tall
  • div. from mature grove, great starter plant!
  • ship with pot and soil
  • Max. Height: 25-35' feet tall Max. Diameter: 2.5" Min. Temp: 0 F (Hardy in USDA Zones 7 to 10) Light: (shade-sun 1-5): 3-5
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Phyllostachy nigra bamboos have dark green foliage on a stiff, polished jet black culm makes it one of the most sought after bamboos. Start out as bright green culm. As the Summer progresses into Fall, the green culms begin to develop brown mottling concentrated at the nodes, especially near the base. By Winter the entire culm is speckled with fine black spots, usually dense enough toward the base to be solid brownish Culms and then turn glossy jet black the following growing season or 6-12 months and stay elegantly black with beautiful feathery leaves throughout its life. They make an outstanding container plant or specimen plant in the ground with its graceful habit and unusual culm color. There strong, dried culms are great for furniture, fences, walls, construction, and etc...

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ASIN B008CM32WQ
Manufacturer recommended age 6 months and up
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Made my order and received bamboo in 5 days via UPS. I ordered two plants and got a bit of a discount on the shipping. The box was a bit smashed in the middle upon arrival but both plants were unharmed and look great! I was expecting a sad twig from previous purchases from other sellers on amazon but was pleasantly surprised. The plants are a good two feet tall with plenty of leaves. I will definitely order a few more types from the Houston Bamboo Nursery in the future.
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I've waited over two months to write my review so I could be sure of this plant's health.

Plant arrived carefully packaged but did include a few little bugs from Texas. Not a big deal, really, I was just surprised to see them.

I very carefully followed the included care directions and transplanted the bamboo from its shipping container into a large pot for my patio. I've watered it every day since arrival and only recently cut back to watering every other day.

It is doing well but it still just a baby. It isn't very black and is only about 2 feet tall.

It is healthy and hardy and I am happy :)
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When I first received my black bamboo, it was dead!! I contacted the nursery and someone there by the name of Tom said he wanted pictures. I sent the pictures and never heard from him again. I couldn't even get in touch with him at the nursery. I was disgusted. Then, Amazon got involved, and within two weeks, I received my new plant alive and doing well!!! The person that helped my a Houston Bamboo Nursery was Hoang. Thank you so much for your help as well. I gave this nursery a terrible first review, but after dealing with Hoang, all is well!!!!!
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new short shoots came up in the first few months. some leaves were dried and turned brown, even though i gave it plenty of water. at 7 month, a single shoot shot up and grew to 6 feet tall, but it was green and stayed green for over a month now. it's not even black which was the only reason i got it from this merchant.
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The appearance was not what I expected. I ordered the smallest size, and the stems/culm were only as wide as dry spaghetti. They are also soft and bendy, so they do not stand up straight the way you would expect with bamboo. I read that bamboo should grow new stems each spring, and each year the new stems are thicker. But it will take years for this to reach the width of even "lucky bamboo".

I've had this for about 6 months now. It's still alive, and has finally started to show new leaves and branch extensions. However, it has not sprouted any new stems from the ground. Probably won't until spring. I also bought a "yellow groove" bamboo plant with it. The yellow bamboo has grown much better and has a lot of new leaves, but still has the same issue of skinny spaghetti stems.
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I ordered this once before and my package arrived late, beat up and slowly wilted away. I decided it may have been a fluke so I ordered a second one. The second arrived late, the package looked like it'd gone a few rounds in the ring with a much bigger and meaner plant. I'm not impressed but I'll try not to hold that against the plant. I would recommend another nursery if you would like to get this species of bamboo.
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Nothing BLACK about it.....As a first time bamboo owner I wasn't sure if the plant had to mature before I would really see the black stems. It was so tiny when it arrived. So I planted it in a large half wine barrel and waited patiently..well, here we are 2 years later and the barrel is full, it is bright green and quite lovely but I wanted black, I ordered black, and the tag on it said " P. Nigra", but it wasn't. So not a total loss, just disappointed because I think black bamboo looks very cool.
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Shipping was decent and timely. Plant was taller than I thought it would be. Had to pull it in november. i don't think it can quite take a kansas winter. But even if I kill it, the fault is mine and I'd order from them again.
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