randytootallJuly 30, 2007

Hello folks, first time a first year bamboo grower with a fargesia rufa in a 3 gallon nursery pot.very qurstion is,can i split this plant up like i do my clumping grasses, with a sawsall power tool(reciprocating saw)or do i try to tear it apart by hand to avoid damageing the roots. thanks!randy g.

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

I doubt that you would be able to separate the rootball by hand, and you would likely do major damage trying. Use the SawzAll.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 1:01PM
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webgator(9 FL)

Yeah, when I purchased my pot bound B. ventricosa Kimmei I decided to split it before putting it in the ground. I used a hand tree saw and it went without a hitch. Several years later they are both thriving nicely along my backyard fence.

You can see pics of the process and growth in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bambusa ventricosa Kimmei

    Bookmark   July 30, 2007 at 9:43PM
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