Bamboo chop back

User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:54 am

Hi All,
I have a large bamboo plant in the garden that was planted in the wrong place, it is now blocking the view in to one of the main planting beds.
A few Question.
If I was to chop it to the floor would it re generate?
Are they easy to transplant as I have seen people do this before but Bamboos don't seem to like it?
Thanks
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


Neil Ziemski
Posts: 186
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:27 am
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by Neil Ziemski » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:47 pm

Yes if cut back to ground it will re shoot.
It will survive a move, I've moved plenty over the years.
Neil


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:56 pm

How much root must be taken and do the old stems die back?
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


jezza
Posts: 4373
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:26 pm

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by jezza » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:19 am

Bamboo transplants easily. I've known it to come back from a culm that only had two small roots coming off it whereas any other plant would die from lack of root :shock:


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:43 am

So dig up and give loads of water and it should be fine.
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:43 am

I will upload a photo of the plant later.
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


User avatar
karl66
Posts: 2618
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:39 pm
Location: halesowen. west midlands

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by karl66 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:51 am

Rob, as other's have said just move to where you have to!, it will establish quicker again, the more root you take with it though . karl.


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:52 am

Just thinking its a large plant.
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:57 am

The bamboo in question.
Attachments
image.jpg
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


jezza
Posts: 4373
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:26 pm

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by jezza » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:21 pm

Get a sharp spade in there!


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:54 pm

I think I will move it soon there is much more planting space, I could gain a 5ft piece of garden and move the bamboo to a area that is hard to plant tropicals because it is in deep shade. How much root must be taken?
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


User avatar
karl66
Posts: 2618
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:39 pm
Location: halesowen. west midlands

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by karl66 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:54 pm

fern Rob wrote:Just thinking its a large plant.
Rob, that's only a tiddler :lol: , no problem to divide. karl.


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:03 pm

I just don't want to kill it, to be honest I don't want to divide it but move the whole clump.
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


User avatar
Yorkshire Kris
Posts: 10151
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Rural South Wakefield, Yorkshire Lat 53.64 Long-1.54

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:50 pm

fern Rob wrote:I just don't want to kill it, to be honest I don't want to divide it but move the whole clump.

You wont be able to kill that!


User avatar
fern Rob
Posts: 4901
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: Nr Sheffield

Re: Bamboo chop back

Post by fern Rob » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:56 pm

I once dug a clump up and it died :(
Rob
( Tree Fern hunter )


Post Reply