Broken off culms...will regrow or not?

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paulrm71
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Broken off culms...will regrow or not?

Post by paulrm71 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:12 pm

Courtesy of one clumsy gardner (me) and another via the tortoise, I have broken off two emerging culms from my phyllostachys nigra. The broken bit amounts to a couple of inches, so will the new cane carry on growing or will it have aborted?

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Paul


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Re: Broken off culms...will regrow or not?

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:47 pm

I'm not sure, but my gut feeling is they won't grow much more.
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Re: Broken off culms...will regrow or not?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:43 pm

No that's it for those culms I'm afraid.

Plenty more will follow I'm sure.


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Re: Broken off culms...will regrow or not?

Post by karl66 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:42 pm

In general how do you know when to abort a culm?, some of mine are really thick but have gone brown?, sometimes 3/4 of a culm is green but the other 1/4 looks dead.


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