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by dependable
Thu May 14, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Help with Bamboo ID at new house
Replies: 2
Views: 3864

Re: Help with Bamboo ID at new house

Hard to tell from those pictures, probably some sort of Phyllostachys.

If you get a good picture of emerging shoots, it is possible to ID from them most of the time.
by dependable
Tue May 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Clumping in the Columbia River Gorge
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Clumping in the Columbia River Gorge

I've been told the Fargesia don't care too much for full sun. I'll have irrigation on them if that helps. I had a F robusta, 'green screen' if I recall, that was in full sun and up over 10 ft tall. Seemed happy in sun, with no leaf curl like some other Fargesias. However, it was killed to ground in...
by dependable
Mon May 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Golden bamboo - help! Dying?
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: Golden bamboo - help! Dying?

Agree they will likely look better after a season.

With newly planted bamboo, the main thing to watch is not to let it dry out, but also don't leave it soaking with wet feet.
by dependable
Mon May 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Clumping in the Columbia River Gorge
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Clumping in the Columbia River Gorge

I have one 'green panda' that is up to 9ft high, 10 ft wide, but I get your point. That one is in ideal semi sheltered conditions too. For a reliable tall screen, a runner would be best choice. P bissetti or aurosulcata most likely candidates.
by dependable
Fri May 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Clumping in the Columbia River Gorge
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Clumping in the Columbia River Gorge

Fargesia robusta should be OK if it stays above 5F or so, colder than that it is killed to ground with very slow recovery. F rufra, F denudata & F nitida are even more cold hardy. Rufra probably best candidate of the three I listed for screen. I'm not familiar with the other two you listed, perh...
by dependable
Fri May 08, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: How cold is too cold for new shoots?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: How cold is too cold for new shoots?

Another factor is wind. I've seen new shoots get burned at just below freezing in high wind, but OK in sheltered spots. If you can put a light cloth covering or tarp of some sort, without breaking shoots, it would help them get though a quick frost unscathed.
by dependable
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: PLEASE HELP Accidental Weed & Feed question
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: PLEASE HELP Accidental Weed & Feed question

If still dry now, guess I might try vacuuming some of the stuff nearest the roots, assuming you have a big shop vac that could handle it. Perhaps a thick top dressing with compost or the like would help slow absorption into ground and allow the chemical to break down. Trimec is targeted at broadleaf...
by dependable
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: My new boo. Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: My new boo. Please help!

It is pretty hard to identify from that picture. When it sends up some new shoots, pictures of them coming up is easiest way to id. When it is more mature, it will probably show more species distinguishing characteristics also. Good luck with your bamboo, it looks OK to me for a newer division. As f...
by dependable
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: shoots grow into the ground
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: shoots grow into the ground

Your bamboo looks OK to me. It looks like a somewhat pale green, which might be normal for whatever type it is, but I suspect your plants would benefit from some moderate fertilization.

The second picture is indeed a rhyzome.
by dependable
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: 5m Thai bamboo grown indoor. One plant dont grow well
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: 5m Thai bamboo grown indoor. One plant dont grow well

With indoor plants, "wet feet" or root rot is a common suspect. If soil the bamboo is too wet much of the time, root rot can kill plant. Symptoms sometimes look like under watering once the roots have started to die. If not too far gone, make sure there is adequate drainage in bottom of co...
by dependable
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Bamboo & Electric Utilities
Replies: 5
Views: 4295

Re: Bamboo & Electric Utilities

Not sure this relates to original thread topic..but here goes.....haha What saw to buy depends on what you are using it for. If it is mainly for bamboo, all of the three in your link are over kill. Too heavy, loud and cumbersome. That would not be my first choice of brand either, though they are not...
by dependable
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Digging up bamboo in summer months
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Digging up bamboo in summer months

One can stake multiple culms by wrapping webbing or line loosely around a small group of them and supporting with one stake. Another method is to tie line or webbing between two or more trees or stout posts and using it to support a line of bamboo.
by dependable
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Help with ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: Help with ID please

Very pretty plant, hopefully someone who knows tropicals will chime in.
by dependable
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Upright Extremely Hardy clumpers
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Upright Extremely Hardy clumpers

I have no experience growing bamboo in zone 4, but I can tell you the jiuzhaigou I have is not that green looking through the winter, though it has always survived, with no culm death. I don't know which generation it is,, I think from around 15-17 years ago(it was advertised as new). The clumpers I...
by dependable
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Clump thinning
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

Re: Clump thinning

Looks good, did you cut them off below ground or divide? I don't see culm stumps.