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by needmore
Wed Jan 10, 2024 4:32 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Not AGAIN! Phyllostacys Nigra flowering again.
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Not AGAIN! Phyllostacys Nigra flowering again.

Agree, there is a nursery near me selling a bamboo that is flowering everywhere, I pointed it out to him and he keeps selling it so I am starting to consider that his is mis-ID'd if it's not flowering already but in any case stop the sales especially at $99 for 5 gallon size.
by needmore
Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:55 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Not AGAIN! Phyllostacys Nigra flowering again.
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Not AGAIN! Phyllostacys Nigra flowering again.

It is not 100% that they will die, but I would expect it if I were you I fear.
by needmore
Fri Oct 27, 2023 4:51 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Cold Tolerance 9A Advice Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Cold Tolerance 9A Advice Needed

Hmm, wonder if Hirose is less hardy? My Oldhamii was fine to 26f it never got colder than that.
by needmore
Thu Oct 26, 2023 7:56 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Cold Tolerance 9A Advice Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: Cold Tolerance 9A Advice Needed

D minor Amoenus can handle the upper 20's for a bit, but B textilis should be hardier as well as B oldhamii. My Oldhamii in north CA got over 30' and never took damage in the upper 20's.

But I suspect all would die at 14F.
by needmore
Wed Oct 25, 2023 9:39 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

Re: Bambusa nana

Doing quite well for a 3 year old

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by needmore
Wed Aug 23, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Bamboo mites
Replies: 18
Views: 10045

Re: Bamboo mites

I’ve come to live with them here as they are too rampant to try and fight. None of my plants are ugly from them but most have them, a few seem less inclined.
by needmore
Fri Jun 16, 2023 5:39 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Winter Kill
Replies: 19
Views: 5287

Re: Winter Kill

I do not miss winter bamboo damage and the subsequent cleanup...
by needmore
Sat Mar 18, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Large Grove Removal With Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2883

Re: Large Grove Removal With Photos

Right, they must be disconnected from anything with foliage/leaves or they’ll just keep going.
by needmore
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Large Grove Removal With Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2883

Re: Large Grove Removal With Photos

They will keep coming up for a few years but regular mowing keeps them under control. Ideally you try to exhaust the rhizomes by letting new shoots get several inches tall between mowings. This is maybe not ideal for a lawn but your situation does not look’lawny’ so if it were me I’d just keep mowin...
by needmore
Tue Mar 14, 2023 5:42 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Large Grove Removal With Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2883

Re: Large Grove Removal With Photos

Just mow it.
by needmore
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:39 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Winter Kill
Replies: 19
Views: 5287

Re: Winter Kill

You can cut it down now but I would wait until a new crop of culms are up, leafed out, and when you press a thumbnail against the culm it does not leave a mark. Might take until September! Just my way of going about it, in my experience if you cut them too soon the new culms can tend to be floppy an...
by needmore
Thu Dec 15, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Dividing a bamboo clump
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: Dividing a bamboo clump

Sounds right to me! On the cuttings it is recommended to shorten the branches down to a few viable buds and some people swear by filling the cut culms with water and keeping them full - never tried that yet, my last one were solid so I couldn't but why not?
by needmore
Sat Dec 03, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 2987

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

Probably best before shooting, worst right after.
by needmore
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 2987

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

I've never paid attention to the time of year to do it, I suspect that there is a proper one, I did just see an old demo that said right before shooting is the only time they do it, but I'd do it if I were you and see what happens. The video I saw was produced by Bamboo Sourcery in CA and I suspect ...
by needmore
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo
Replies: 12
Views: 2987

Re: Saving newly planted waterlogged bamboo

Yeah, Oldhamii will work from culm cuttings. The cuttings take a year or more to really be ready to plant so often nurseries don't like the wait and do divisions instead as they are a bit faster.