Java Black (Gigantochloa atroviolacea)
This magnificent very erect sooty black-culmed bamboo which retain its black colouring after harvesting, is much valued for furniture and musical instrument making in Java. The culms, sometimes with light coloured stripes, are exposed and leafless for some metres then capped with dense downward pointing leaves. The dark hair covered shoot is edible.
|HEIGHT WHEN MATURE:
|POLE DIAMETER MATURE:
|Upright / slight "V" shape
|Culms are visible 1/2 of plant then bushy at top
|SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE:
|1.5m between plants
|Screen, windbreak, feature plant
|Matt black and green striped poles with long green leaves
|OK FOR POTS?
|Prefers to be in the ground
|Full sun to part shade
|to -2°C (best in tropical climates)
|Every other day for first month until established.
|Twice a year (Spring & Autumn) - suggested Osmocote slow release 6mth
|Free draining soils with good organics turned over. Can mulch with a leaf litter (not tea tree). If soil is sand mix in organic matter. If clay mounding is recommended.
|200mm pots - can fit up to 6 in a special plant box.
300mm & 45L bags need to be trucked in, see our freight information page for approx pricing and delivery schedules.