The Black Bamboos are some of the most desirable and popular bamboos. We carry different black bamboo species. If you are interested in having one of these outstanding additions to your patio or garden, we have a variety that will work for you.
‘Black Bamboo’ Phyllostachys nigra
This bamboo is a hardy runner which is the most popular bamboo cultivated in the United States. It grows to 15-30′ feet high. It is an excellent privacy screen or container plant and can give the garden a delicate and beautiful backdrop. It makes a beautiful grove with proper containment.
It can survive high heat and temperatures to -05 degrees. We have different forms and varieties which range from mottled Leopard Skin ‘Bory’ to a deep black ‘Folsom Black’.
‘Timor Black’- Bambusa lako ‘Timor Black’
‘Timor Black’ or Lako’ is a beautiful shiny clumping black bamboo from the Indonesian island of Timor that grows to 40′ with scattered green stripes. This bamboo is not very cold or wind tolerant, and is much better suited to warm sheltered sites.
‘Tropical Black’- Gigantachloa atroviolacea
‘Tropical’ or ‘Java’ Black is a clumping bamboo native to Java, Indonesia and is closely related to the Bambusa lako. It is a little tougher than than the ‘Timor Black’. It produces top quality black bamboo poles.
Both of these bamboos are standouts in the landscape.
‘Betung Hitam’- Dendrocalamus asper cv. ‘Hitam’
‘Hitam’ or “Black Asper’ is a giant black clumping bamboo growing to 100′ high in its native habitat with large culms and a dramatic presence. It is fast growing compared to other giant tropical bamboos. It is more cold tolerant than the other clumpers. It has sweet, edible shoots.
It will grow to about 70′ in our climate. It is a spectacular bamboo if you have the room!