Chusquea culeou winter damage

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Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:03 pm

my Chusquea culeou has been severely burnt by decembers weather its about 80 percent topkilled.its hardiness rating is around -15C we had several -14C here and sustained cold periods for a few weeks at a time.has anyone else suffered the same with this bamboo and what is your experience of its performance regarding recovery in spring?
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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by Adam D » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:40 pm

I bought a 3L culeou in January 2001 and then we had a sever cold snap in February when the temperature dropped to -14C and the top growth was killed and it did not come back.

However, yours is bigger and in the ground so I would not give up hope just yet Jacko.

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:29 pm

cheers adam,i think it'll come back its just a shame as it was looking great before the cold.heres a pic taken just before the cold snap came
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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by Adam D » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:43 pm

Yes, that was looking great before the cold Jacko!

I guess they are a bit like the Borinda bamboo with regards to dieback of the top growth.

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:48 pm

doomed to be a small bushy plant if these cold winters persist. :roll:

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by Tom2006 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:43 pm

a few people round here have lost theirs as well, exactly the same size
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:59 pm

I have 2, probably about a third the size of yours jacko .. but both have survived almost unscathed - they do have a degree of protection though. I'll go and get a pic tomorrow.

They even seem to have started culm production over the last few weeks! .... Hard to judge just how they'll do in the long run. Both are in around 2 years but were small initially.
Just hope they aclimatize well before any larger culms are raised above the parapet..... :lol:


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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:16 am

maybe i'll try some fleece protection next winter you never know it might work.

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by Lazlo Woodbine » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:43 pm

My culeo's - taken this morning ....
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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:57 am

they look great laz :D

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by Simba » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:30 pm

Thay do look very healthy there Laz...

Sorry to see yours taking a turn for the worse Jacko, how long had they been planted out..?

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:58 am

its been in the ground since march 2009.it got it got damaged last winter as well but not as bad as this years cold.should be ok its well mulched and this recent mild weather should help.

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Mon May 02, 2011 1:30 pm

looks like its recovering.its releafed and branched quite well on the surviving culms and today i've found my first culm if a little downsized from last years.
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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by Tom2006 » Mon May 02, 2011 7:13 pm

glad its coming back!!
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Re: Chusquea culeou winter damage

Post by jacko » Mon May 02, 2011 7:17 pm

me too tom,i would hate to lose this one.just the borinda to worry about now,no life on it at all yet. :roll:

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