Java Black is a part of our premium bamboo range. These beautiful species of bamboo are ideal for high-end landscaping to make your garden stand out.
Java Black is a large ornamental bamboo featuring matte black culms with white rings around the node and large tropical green leaves. Java Black will naturally grow up to 10-12 metres in height and can be easily trimmed down in height if need be (read maintenance tips here).
It has a natural open vase shape, meaning the top is wider then the footprint. It tends to have minimal branching down low. The natural footprint size of the clump is 2mtrs however this wonderful species can be planted into narrow garden beds or maintained smaller to suit your needs, down to a minimum of 1mtr. Plant as a single feature or light screening solution. Black bamboo send up their new shoots green and they transition to black within 6-9 months. Eventually the black culms will fade to a white/grey as they die off. Remove these faded culms from the clump to freshen up the appearance and encourage new shoots.
Clumping bamboo grow circular, so plant them the same distance apart as the width you have available. Eg. if your planting trench is 1.2mtrs wide, you would plant them 1.2mtrs apart to form a dense screen. The narrower the space, the closer you plant the bamboos together. For more information, talk to one of our helpful and knowledgable staff members for professional advice on your garden circumstances. Different circumstances have different solutions!
Java Black is slower growing then the majority of bamboo, but can still be fully grown in 3-4 years if established well. Or achieve quicker growth if you purchase more established sizes! It can also tend to be a little needy through establishment so extra care is recommended in the beginning.
Follow our bamboo planting guide (provided with your purchase) to achieve the best results. The guides are helpful and easy to follow, and assist you in achieving the best results in the shortest amount of time. Most of the effort in growing your bamboos is preparation and the first few months after planting.
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The approximate size of bamboo is only a guide. Plant measurements are taken from the bottom of the pot.
The sizing of plants does vary, particularly through different seasons of the year.
The most valuable part of the bamboo is the rootball size within the pots, which produces incredibly fast growth once planted.
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