getting bamboo trees ready for spring

Discussion in 'Poaceae' started by genep, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. genep

    genep Member

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    After harsh winter, leaves to all of my bamboo have dried and fallen to the ground. Very few green leaves left on the trees. Will the trees start new leaves by springtime? Do I need to do any trimming of the stalks on the bamboo?
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Wait and see what they do later. If the stems turn out to have died nearly to the ground you need to think about trying a hardier kind of plant.
     
  3. bambooman

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    Do not prune them. If they still have a few green leaves the new buds will produce new leaves and they will look beautiful again. If the canes start losing their color then you can prune them but wait and see what they do first. I've had canes with no leaves at all releaf out and now they look great. When canes turn a tan color with no leaves they are toast. But those I use for projects. Pruning out the dead canes cleans up the grove and opens it up to more sun.
     

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