Nigra 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.
Nigra is a small running black bamboo perfect for contained garden beds or pots and troughs. Nigra will naturally grow up to 6mtrs in the ground but is promoted as between 3-4mtrs in height in pots. It can be easily trimmed down in height if need be (read maintenance tips here).
It has a weepy growth habit, not vertical, with attractive bushy green foliage. The natural spread of a running bamboo has no limit, so they are wonderful for creating groves or forests in acreage or large blocks. They are not recommended for planting uncontained in suburbia. Nigra is the best choice for a black bamboo in a pot, as the clumping black bamboo species won't grow long-term in pots or troughs. It can be grown as a beautiful feature bamboo or light privacy screening. Nigra is also useful for dam or creek wall stability and to prevent soil erosion.
Black bamboos send up their shoots green and they turn transition to black over 6-9 months. Eventually these black stems will fade to a white/grey as they die off, so these can be trimmed out of the bamboo to freshen up the look and encourage new shoots.
The narrower the contained garden bed, pot or trough, the closer you plant the bamboo 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!
Nigra is fast growing and can be fully grown within 2-3 years, or quicker if you purchase more established sizes! Nigra is low maintenance & drought tolerant once established in the ground. However in pots and troughs it will require regular watering.
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.
STOCK AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE
200mm pots $89ea
Approx 60cm-1mtr tall with 1-3 stems
Approx 2 - 2.5mtr tall with 3-5 stems $220ea
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.
Stock availability, pricing and sizing are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact us directly.