Help for this black bamboo

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ourarka
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Help for this black bamboo

Post by ourarka » Wed May 09, 2012 9:33 am

Hi guys,

This black bamboo froze in its pot last winter, at least for a week or two. As you can see a lot of the leaves turned brown, and it has yet to send up any new growth this year (whilst other bamboos in the garden have done).

Is it dead or beyond help? If not, is there anything I need to do to give it some convalescence?


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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by mixiepalms » Wed May 09, 2012 10:06 am

a photo would help !
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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by Tom2006 » Wed May 09, 2012 10:10 am

You might have lost it but keep the soil moist and if its still alive it will push up growth in the next month or so.
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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by fieldfest » Wed May 09, 2012 11:12 am

my p. nigra hasnt got any new shoots yet either where all others have icon_rambo


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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by ourarka » Wed May 09, 2012 11:16 am

Oops ... good point about the photo!

(Now you say that other Nigras haven't pushed out I am beginning to think it will be fine. It doesn't look as bad in the photo as in real life!!!)
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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by Adam D » Wed May 09, 2012 11:40 am

Looks okay to me.

Be patient and I am sure that new culms will grow soon.


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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by Tom2006 » Wed May 09, 2012 11:47 am

I agree with Adam, looks fine to me. icon_thumleft
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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed May 09, 2012 11:47 am

Looks fine.


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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by Vagetarian » Wed May 09, 2012 3:02 pm

It looks just like all of my potted bamboos.

All of my Phyllostachys are way behind all of my Fargesias, which are looking a lot better now with new leaves and culms growing.

It seems like Phyllostachys just needs a bit more heat because mine started growing new shoots in April but have pretty much completely stalled since (until yesterday!).


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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by Trudytropics » Thu May 10, 2012 7:17 am

Looks fine to me too :lol: , everything has stopped for the moment, hopefully if the summer ever starts so will your bamboo.
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Re: Help for this black bamboo

Post by jacko » Thu May 10, 2012 7:21 am

it looks fine.if you really want it to take off plant it in the ground (if you got space).
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