• Java Black bamboo is a great privacy screen.
  • Java Black clumping bamboo plant is a great feature.

Gigantochloa atroviolacea

Common Names: 
Java Black


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Horticultural Uses

Privacy Screening
Windbreak / Noise Barrier
Ornamental / Feature

Outstanding Features

Striking matte black culms with green stripes and white ringed nods are a stand out feature of this stunning plant. Add to that the downwards facing dark green leaves that start high on the clump so as to assist in presenting this outstanding clump of black culms, and you have the best black feature bamboo.

Product Description

Java Black is a true black bamboo. It stands out in any garden whether used as a screen or as a feature. The shoots start out a dark green but soon turn a matte black as they harden. The timber remains black even once harvested, making it popular for furniture, musical instrument, and other craft work. Java Black has an upright to slightly leaning form with pendulous dark green leaves.

          Recommended Plant Spacings to create a full screen: 2 - 3m

Available Plant Sizes

(~1 - 1.5m tall) $66.00
(~2 - 3m tall) $99.00
(~3.5 - 4m tall) $132.00