Dividing bamboo.

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karl66
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Dividing bamboo.

Post by karl66 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:43 am

I have a couple of spare days off & want to continue creating a bamboo border along my fences, rather than buy anymore i was going to pinch a few canes off various existing planted ones. Whats the least amount to take out to get the new ones establishing?, i was thinking 2/3 canes? is this enough. karl.


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Re: Dividing bamboo.

Post by jezza » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:58 pm

I've always dug up around 1 foot square of rootball regardless of whether there's 2 or 10 canes.


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Re: Dividing bamboo.

Post by jacko » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:32 am

2 to 3 canes is ok.more important is the amount of rootmass you dig out,basically the more the better.also strike a balance with the height of your canes/culms with the size of the rootball.if they are tall canes then cut about a third off its height.its because the severed rootmass cannot support large,tall canes.
bamboos,ferns,palms,yuccas,grasses,bananas,acers and fruit trees.living with zonal denial.zone 8 apparently.


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