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stripped cane height.

Post by karl66 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:47 pm

T.his is probably a question for jacko as he has some impressive boo's!, but as mine are growing to a fair height now i'm continually stripping them especially the big phyllostachy's. I started at approx. 3ft, then 4ft, I realise it's a personal choice but how high can you strip without them looking silly?. karl.


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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by fieldfest » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:56 pm

mr Giles does his to about 6ft I have read somewhere before

Mine i strip about 1/3rd the height, so higher each year as they grow

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"A trick I learnt some years ago on a trip to Japan, is to remove all the lower branches to about 1.8m (6ft) thus revealing the beauty of the culms"


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Post by grub » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Mine are all stripped to between 6 and 7 foot icon_thumleft
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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by Adam D » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:16 pm

Mine vary between nothing and about 4 feet.

I would go higher on the 4 feet ones if they grew higher.


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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by fern Rob » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:21 pm

I do this to my bamboos take about a third of the foliage off.
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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by Mr List » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:45 am

I read best to go to 50% max of the height so as not to detriment vigour


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Post by miketropic » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:15 am

can I ask what the purpose if? Ive never heard of anyone doing this over here so I don't know the benefits of it if any. Also what exactly are you doing to them? Just cutting off all the lower branchs at the node?
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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by karl66 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:27 am

mike, cutting off the node's is simply cosmetic & almost the done thing on large boo's otherwise they would look like a large untidy bush!, the desired height to trim back is a personal choice. karl.


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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by Kristen » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:31 am

miketropic wrote:what exactly are you doing to them? Just cutting off all the lower branchs at the node?
I think this stand of Bamboo at the entrance to Will Giles garden looks nice:

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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by miketropic » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:52 pm

Once I get them in a better spot and get bigger culms I might try this. I see now and I never even considered doing that but then again I am hard on my boos as it is. Might go dig some wild ones and experiment. Is this usually only done on the taller types?


Sidenote: where can I find alot of pics of Wills Garden? hes done well with that bamboo and kept it in check nicely.
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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by Kristen » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:08 pm

miketropic wrote: Sidenote: where can I find alot of pics of Wills Garden? hes done well with that bamboo and kept it in check nicely.
There's a few on my blog, but I didn't take the time to annotate them I'm afraid

http://kgarden.wordpress.com/english-ga ... ic-garden/

Will's blog is a good read:

http://www.exoticgarden.com/blog/
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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by jacko » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:57 am

6ft to 7ft at the moment,most of mine are over 20ft now.it really shows the canes off well when you take the lower branches off.
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Re: stripped cane height.

Post by miketropic » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:19 pm

hmm well I am hoping to move soon and I will be transplanting a large wild grove into the yard so I might give it a try. All my yellow grove canes have turned bright yellow which I have never seen before so they might be good to show off
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