Bamboo (Fargesia) tips got sunburned

gardenbug(8b)July 24, 2013

My bamboo is doing well except that the tips on some of them got 'fried' in the sun. I think I might have accidentally sprayed the top of the plant next to my driveway when washing my car. Should I just leave it or cut the burned tips off? It looks a little unsightly. Thanks again.

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Do what you want...neither approach will help or hurt the plant. I also doubt that you caused the problem by accidentally spraying the leaves. Sometimes it just happens with bamboo and there's nothing that can be done about it.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 6:23PM
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gardenbug(8b)

Thank you kudzu9, I appreciate your help. I thought when I sprayed the leaves in the direct sun they must have burned. Okay, well I'll just leave them.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 6:43PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

You're welcome. I have the same problem sometimes with some of my Black bamboo and one of my fargesias. I just let them be...

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 7:54PM
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