When to plant Bamboos from pot to ground

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When to plant Bamboos from pot to ground

Post by samtobuk » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:58 pm

So ....... how early in the year is it sensible to transfer some of my pot-grown bamboos into the garden?

Keen to get them into some nice expansive compost to give them plenty of space to put up some new culms and make sure they've got plenty of food to work with .......... but not sure how early is sensible to transfer. I guess the ground isn't going to be any colder than the pots they are in, but will they be disturbed from being moved?

Any advice welcomed. Mostly looking at large (10ft) Phyllostachis, plus some small Fargesia rufa and Pseudosas japonica.

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Re: When to plant Bamboos from pot to ground

Post by Neil Ziemski » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:13 pm

Fargesia rufa is an early shooter for me, in fact the earliest, mid march.
They won't be bothered, certainly if they are small, to stay in their pots for now.
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Re: When to plant Bamboos from pot to ground

Post by Adam D » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:51 pm

I was told that you could plant bamboo out any time of the year apart from when there was frost in the ground.

I have a Fargesia rufa and it performs really well up here in my garden. Be aware that whilst the culms are pretty straight it will produce a lot of top growth, so put it somewhere it can spread out at the top without knocking into anything.

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Post by Blairs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:19 pm

I would put any plant in a pot out at anytime, as long as it is not wet/freezing. I put out some bamboo today.

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Re: When to plant Bamboos from pot to ground

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:52 am

I reckon now would be ok as the ground shouldn't be frozen and if we get a cold snap its at more risk in the pot. Never move them in high summer I once did this and despite heavy watering it withered away.
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Re: When to plant Bamboos from pot to ground

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:20 pm

As, others have said now is fine.

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Re: When to plant Bamboos from pot to ground

Post by fern Rob » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:01 am

I would say anytime the ground isn't frozen, its better for the plant to be in the ground.

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