Bamboo trimming

cassieg21February 24, 2008

I have a type of bamboo that is growing in a freshwater pond and I am wondering how to trim it. It is getting way too tall and needs to be cut back. Some of them are leaning over onto the patio and some have been snapped by the wind. Can anyone help?!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kentuck_8b(__)

I don't think what you have, is bamboo. Sounds like an aquatic grass of some type.

Whatever it is though, you can trim the parts you don't want without any problem. In my opinion, just don't trim more than 40 percent of the plant.

Good Luck

Kt

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 12:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

cassieg-
I agree with kentuck...bamboo does not grow in the conditions you describe. I'd be interested to see what you have, though. Can you post a picture here or in the gallery section of this forum?

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 1:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
watergarden2006

Sounds like a horsetail rush (equisetum?)..... Not sure if you can trim it back or not.... Many people use horsetail rush as a bog plant, and it looks similar to bamboo. Maybe someone else here will have a little more info on that.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2008 at 6:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hank11(8 Northern Ca.)

sounds like you might have arundo, not really a bamboo but more of a giant grass. does it have single leaves that look more like a culm sheath and dies back in winter?

    Bookmark   March 3, 2008 at 8:21PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wanted: PH dulcis or Giant timber bamboo
I am looking for ph dulcis and/or giant timbers I dont...
rozenkruetz
Detail question about propagating from rhizomes
Hi there by accident I came across some rhizomes of...
linaria_gw
Help me choose bamboo for dry summer
Hello! I would like to grow a grove of bamboo that...
cheapheap
My well water & bamboo
I posted this issue under the thread "Bamboo turning...
mikess
Is this a type of bamboo?
I am trying to identify this plant and would appreciate...
jdeamer
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™