Planting and Spacing B. Dollichomerithalla

bobestesAugust 30, 2006

I bought three three gallon pots of Bambusa Dollichomerithalla. this weekend, and I'm going to plant them in a row along my patio.

How much space should I put between each one (and my patio), keeping in mind that they'll get much larger (and wider) than they currently are.

As far as the effect I'm going for, I would like to have some space between the clumps, and have the foliage up top merge together. I'm not going for a thick wall of bamboo, per se.

Thoughts?

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jetstream(Z9b)

I can't answer your question per se...but here's a link showing pics of boo with the in ground planting dates listed. Kind of gives you an idea of what they will look like in a few years...Z

Here is a link that might be useful: Bamboo Garden

    Bookmark   September 1, 2006 at 6:07PM
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kentuck_8b(__)

If watered well and in good conditions such as well drained soil and if it does not freeze back in the Winter, it should form a clump(at the base) about three feet in diameter in it's third or fourth season, and spread six inches to a foot in diameter each season after that.

Spreading can be controlled by just breaking off the new shoots that are unwanted, as they emerge in the Summer.

I would guess 8 to 12 feet apart, depending on how much space you want between the clumps, and how far above the ground you want them to merge.

Good Luck

Kt

    Bookmark   September 1, 2006 at 9:34PM
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