Care for green Arundo donax in Ohio
I dug up two rhizome sections of green Arundo donax that had "escaped" under a fence and stuck them in the ground in my backyard. The reed has some eyes starting to come out in various stages, as well as some short stalks when seemed rather stressed. I'm assuming that they will grow rather easily
How do I keep this rather exotic monster (for Ohio) under control, while still getting it to send up stalks 10 feet up? I'm assuming that it will survive the winter, but are there any concerns about plant placement? Can one dig it up in teh Spring and trim the rhizomes to control it, or are the roots raher sensitive? When does it start to grow in the spring, early or late?