Fargesia Nitida got pruned BADLY
Help.. I had some helpers here doing clean up in my yard. They were supposed to be weeding and mulching the beds, but one of them decided to do some pruning and severely pruned my Fargesia into the shape of a shrub. They topped it to about 4 feet as well as cutting off all the fountaining shoots. I'm so sad. I LOVED that bamboo and was using it as a privacy screen. Have had it about 4 to 5 years. Now it just looks like an upright rock..
So here's my question -- of course -- to what extent will it ever be all right again? And secondly.. what can I do now to try to encourage the shape to come back? It's about 2 feet across I'd say -- just completely lopped off at the top.
I'm sick about it, but it's no use making huge fuss or demanding money for a replacement (I paid about $100 for it a few years ago).. since neither of those will bring my lovely, healthy fountain back (which was previously over 8 feet tall.
Thank you for any advice... One would think I would NOT have to tell supposedly professional garden service not to do this.