Bamboo Planting Depth Question
I just dug up some giant green running bamboo from my mother's yard. Not sure of the variety, but it was about 40' tall and thicker than a coke can. I am transplanting it to my yard.
Once I had the root ball out, it measured about 24 inches from the bottom of the culm to the bottom of the roots.
Problem: When I dug the hole in my yard, I could only get down about 16 inches before hitting bedrock (a porous limestone).
Question: Do I chisel down into the bedrock to make room for the roots, or do I trim the roots to fit the hole. Or do I leave it as is and mound the dirt up around the exposed crown of the roots? I was worried that cutting the roots would set it back a season.
thanks in advance!