How to transplant black bamboo?

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  1. edgeworth

    edgeworth Active Member

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    Anybody know how to transplant Black Bamboo?

    My neighbor in Vancouver has a big, beautiful stand and is willing to share. He has tried digging up new shoots and re-potting them with no luck.

    Any hints?
     
  2. kome

    kome Active Member

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    I would suggest to dig it and transplant in April or May, when the new bamboo sprout is going to coming out.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    March and September have been said to be optimal. Dig out sections as sods and replant quickly in new locations. Do not allow to dry out.
     
  4. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I tend to agree with Ron B here. Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) should be taken during a domant period and not when in growth. Right now is perfect.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
  5. Weekend Gardener

    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Stack and support the transplanted well to prevent the culms moving too much. Movement and swaying of the culms will cause the root ball to "rock" and inhibit or damage new roots. I use a system of 4 guy ropes tied in 4 different directions to achieve stability. If your black bamboo is very tall, you should shorten the culms - just leave enough branches and foliages for photosynthesis.
     

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