Black Bamboo-Golden Gate Seed Co.

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo

Black Bamboo

Super Rare! The Black Bamboo has gained Royal Horticulture Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
The Black Bamboo is known to make furniture, food, lumber, and musical instruments among many other things. This is a subfamily of the grass family.

The Black Bamboo is not invasive as it grows in clumps.
I’m not sure if this is true or not as my friend Gil mentions below, this one in his experience is pretty invasive.

We always recommend keeping your bamboo in larger containers. To grow sow seeds in a good quality potting soil about 1/8 inch deep and keep warm and moist. Sprouts in about a week. Grows up to 14 feet. The Black Bamboo loves part sun. Try to avoid full sun.

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4 comments to Black Bamboo-Golden Gate Seed Co.

  • i guess there’s different “black bamboos,” bc phyllostachus negra is highly invasive & runs like hell. when mike was dying of ALS he gave away pots of it tp family n friends up north & told them the same shit: it won’t run (he knew it would.) now they’re up there freaking out and mike is “up there” laughing his @55 off!

    • TCLynx

      Hay Gil! Hope you are doing well.
      I will adjust the info on this one since I trust your judgement on Bamboo. I actually wonder if they got their descriptions turned around between the bamboos since the Moso Bamboo says it is the invasive one but it is a really Big bamboo which I always associated with being more of a clumper.
      Now I also always thought that if there were seeds available of a bamboo, then ALL the bamboo of that species pre-existing would be dead after flowering and producing the seeds because I’ve been told that when bamboo flowers, it ALL flowers and then dies after. I don’t know how accurate any of that is though. If it is accurate then these might be pretty rare plants for a while.

  • Hello friends This is Jay from the Bay the owner of Golden Gate Seed Company. I would like to comment on the Black Bamboo seeds. My supplier of those seeds said that this strain is the clumping type. I always say never plant those in your yard always in a container. Let me know your success with those and I can be reached at 415 374 1377. I care about what you think.

  • Mark Hans

    Jay, where do you buy these seeds from? You stated theses are 100% non-GMO and chemical free. Are you certified organic? How were these seeds planted and harvested? You state on the packets, you have created this product, what do you mean by that? Did you grow and harvest theses seeds? Mark

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