Will it survive?

cobalt508358(6)May 18, 2007

I have a clumping bamboo that sent out a root that developed shoots (first one in 5 years). I dug it up and transplanted it to another area. There were little shoots on it that I let poke out of the ground. The problem is that the squirrels in my yard saw fit to feast on the shoots. Will it survive and send out new shoots or are the roots homeplessly buried?

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

It's questionable. The first rule of dividing bamboo is to never do it when it's sending up shoots. It won't hurt to see if anything develops, but don't hold your breath waiting. Next time you want to do this, let the shoots mature into culms, and then make your division when the plant is pretty dormant (usually in winter). To protect against squirrels, a 1'-2' high cylinder of wire mesh (like hardware cloth) attached to a stake will provide protection until the shoot is tall enough to have hardened off and become unattractive to those varmints.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2007 at 1:25AM
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