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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: black bamboo heght Reply with quote

I have black bamboo in a pot. I divided it and put some in the garden. It is doing fine but not much height on it, only about 4 feet ,although the new canes are about 5 feet

Also while the half in the pot flourished and there was huge growth of lush green side shoots from the canes I did not get any new canes.?

And I have not seen new shoots on the potted one this year. Should I have by now?

I actually had two in pots but one did not grow for some reason but the roots are good so have put in new compost.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look here since he supplies most garden centres with bamboo.
http://www.stambamboo.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you split Bamboo, it sets it back a bit and it seems to start again from scratch. That's what mine have done, anyway.

Only new stems each year will be taller than their previous siblings.

Once a stem reachs its final height in the autumn, that's it.; it won't grow any higher in subsequent years. It's only the new shoots each year that will be taller than previous ones.

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