Where to buy/find/trade Black Bamboo (Phyllostachy Nigra ) SEEDS

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  1. tthomas11

    tthomas11 Member

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    Hi,

    does anyone know where I might purchase/trade/find seeds/bulbs for Black Bamboo?

    I would appreciate any feedback.

    Thanks again,

    T
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I bought mine at the Shop in the Garden here at UBC. They can source it for you, if you call ahead (as I imagine most of the larger nurseries could)
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    I am not aware that there has been any reports of widespread flowering of Phyllostachys nigra, the black bamboo, yet. The mass flowering of specific clones of running bamboos, especially in the genus Phyllostachys, occurs very rarely, perhaps after 100 years of the clone's emergence. However, there has been sporadic reports of flowering. For example, all the black bamboo at the LA Arboretum reportedly flowered in the spring of 1990 - but some survived.

    I would, therefore, be suspicious of any "black bamboo" (specifically Phyllostachys nigra) seeds offered for sale.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. iluvbamboo

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    Ebay has lots of bamboo seeds as well as live plants for sale.
     

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