BAMBOOWEB.INFO
It is currently Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:02 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Arundo Dorax ?
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Hello bamboo world , I'm glad I found this site and I think from looking through other threads that I have finally figured out what I have but a second opinion can't hurt . I live in zone 6b/7a in the high desert/prairie , I planted one small rhizome on a hill of loose dirt back in 2012 and so far my clump is about 14' in circumference and the canes get 14-16' tall , some winters are mild enough for the canes to grow new leaves in the spring but our late frost has always killed them off and so I cut it back for the new shoots , thanks for looking and any information you can give me .


Attachments:
image.jpeg
image.jpeg [ 57.33 KiB | Viewed 675 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Arundo Dorax ?
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 5:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:28 am
Posts: 172
Location: SE TX, Zone 9a
Arundo donax is correct.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Arundo Dorax ?
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:05 am
Posts: 1164
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Arundo donax looks much better if you cut the old growth in the spring. During second growing season it sets branches that are not really attractive.

_________________
http://cold-hardy.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Arundo Dorax ?
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Thanks for the confirmation , I'm glad to finally know what I have because all my fellow hay seeds could tell me was that is Damnboo ! The few times it has made it through a winter I did notice the small branches appear before a late freeze would kill it back , I also cut 3/4 of the canes every spring but leave that one 1/4 to help block a neighbors bright spot light from flooding my bedroom with light . I have a hundred more questions about real bamboo but will ask those in another forum , once again thanks .


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group