This plant is quick to size and stature.

Bambusa lako, also known as timor black bamboo is one of the most beautiful clumping bamboos, its very straight erect culms turn highly polished chocolate black with age, with occasional stripes of green. Timor Black is a large ornamental bamboo featuring shiny dark brown/black culms and bushy dark green foliage. Perhaps suited as far south as South Coast of NSW. Remove these culms from the clump to freshen up the appearance and encourage new shoots.

Clumping bamboo grow circular, so plant them the same distance apart as the width you have available. *Other sizes available for purchase at the nursery. The bamboo's canes start out green, slowly turn brown and then black. Timor Black is a large ornamental bamboo featuring shiny dark brown/black culms and bushy dark green foliage. A stunning plant from East Timor in the Indonesian Archipelago, this species has shiny black canes with intermittent green stripes. The narrower the space, the closer you plant the bamboo together. The lumber is good enough for many uses but if you want want black bamboo that is strong enough for structural construction, please see Black Asper (Betung Hitam) and Java Black (Gigantochloa atroviolacea). Timor Black will naturally grow up to 10-12 metres in height and can be trimmed down in height if need be (read maintenance tips here). Follow our bamboo planting guide (provided with your purchase) to achieve the best results.

It's a loosely clumping bamboo with a manageable footprint and makes a striking focal point in any landscape project.f. This plant is so vertical it can be pruned out to resemble the form of the great Japanese and Chinese running bamboos – that is, when the older, smaller canes are removed from the clump, the look of an open grove can be achieved with periodic maintenance. Or achieve quicker growth if you purchase more established sizes! Timor Black bamboo grows to 35 feet with up to 3 inch culms (canes) and is cold hardy to 27 degrees.

The canes emerge green, turn a rich koa brown, and darken to real black.

The approximate size of bamboo is only a guide. Stunning as an ornamental it is perfect for tropical & asian gardens or as a striking architectural feature plant in any modern garden. Timor Black is slower growing then the majority of bamboo, but can still be fully grown in 3-4 years if established well. Please call for more information. One of the most outstanding ornamental species as a landscape specimen. It has upright culms with a curl shape at the top and minimal branching down low. Timor Black Bamboo is a medium size (12 – 16m) clumping black bamboo.

For more information, please contact us directly. For more information, please contact us directly. Typical height: 10m The plant generally attains a height somewhere between 40 and 60 feet, depending on location. Absolutely gorgeous. Also forms an impressive privacy screen or hedge. Plant measurements are taken from the bottom of the pot. Eg. The shoots are edible. The sizing of plants does vary, particularly through different seasons of the year.

Most of the effort in growing your bamboos is preparation and the first few months after planting. Stock availability, pricing and sizing are subject to change without notice. © 2020 New Shoots Bamboo Nursery, All Rights Reserved, 3 Gallon, 3-4 feet with 1-2 canes (cane cut to 3' for shipment in a box), 15 Gallon, 11-13 feet with 4+ canes (call for pricing), 25 Gallon, 14-16 feet with 5+ canes (call for pricing). Bambusa lako (Timor Black) Bambusa lako (Timor Black) This is the most common black bamboo, and with good reason - the glossy black culms with green striations make this bamboo a fantastic feature plant. A stunning plant from East Timor in the Indonesian Archipelago, this species has shiny black canes with intermittent green stripes. The bamboo's canes start out green, slowly turn brown and then black. It has upright culms with a curl shape at the top and minimal branching down low. Timor Black is an outstanding black tropical bamboo from the forests on the island nation of Timor. All rights reserved. Very popular in QLD and NSW. Black bamboo send up their new shoots green and they transition to black over 6-9 months. It's a loosely clumping bamboo with a manageable footprint and makes a striking focal point in any landscape project.f USDA zone: 9b. Timor Black is an outstanding black tropical bamboo from the forests on the island nation of Timor. The natural footprint size of the clump is 2mtrs however this wonderful species can be planted into narrow garden beds or maintained smaller to suit your needs, down to a minimum of 1mtr. As with all bamboo species, the height can be managed if contained in planter beds/pots. if your planting trench is 1.2mtrs wide, you would plant them 1.2mtrs apart to form a dense screen.

Beautiful glossy black culms with irregular green striations, Timor Black is our best selling black bamboo. Canes are about 4” in diameter. Copyright © 2017 Bamboo Down Under. For more information, talk to one of our helpful and knowledgable staff members for professional advice on your garden circumstances.

Eventually the black culms will fade to a white/grey as they die off. The guides are helpful and easy to follow, and assist you in achieving the best results in the shortest amount of time.

Timor Black is upright glossy, a nice black with some green stripes. Timor Black will naturally grow up to 10-12 metres in height and can be trimmed down in height if need be (, Follow our bamboo planting guide (provided with your purchase) to achieve the best results. The most valuable part of the bamboo is the rootball size within the pots, which produces incredibly fast growth once planted. Different circumstances have different solutions! preparation and the first few months after planting. The guides are helpful and easy to follow, and assist you in achieving the best results in the shortest amount of time. Stock availability, pricing and sizing are subject to change without notice.

Timor Black is a large ornamental bamboo featuring shiny dark brown/black culms and bushy dark green foliage. One of the most outstanding ornamental species as a landscape specimen. The most valuable part of the bamboo is the rootball size within the pots, which produces incredibly fast growth once planted. Timor Black will naturally grow up to 10-12 metres in height and can be trimmed down in height if need be (read maintenance tips here). Most of the effort in growing your bamboos is.

Plant as a single feature or light screening solution. Website & Photography by Ashleigh Warwick. A great screen and a good edible shoot.