Return to the Bamboo Forum | Post a Follow-Up


Posted by Joecd Pa (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 11:57

Hello everyone. I planted about 30 bamboo plants in April 2012. They were a wild from southeast Pa. The bamboo that I picked from were about 30 feet tall 2.5 inch in diameter. I dug up and replanted approx. 30 plants with roots. They have spread throughout the summer but are very tiny. (2 feet high) what should I expect for this next growing season which is only a couple of months away? I'm hoping for as much growth as possible. Please help.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Bamboo

After transplanting, it will take a few years to get the rhizomes back to a large enough size to support large topgrowth.

Here in Texas, depending on the variety, it could take 5 years, maybe more, to get back to that large size.

Fertilizing and making sure it has enough water during dry spells will help speed this up.


RE: Bamboo

I was going to dig up some bamboo this spring and transplant it. Can I dig up roots and cut stem off at about 2 feet high? Won't the bamboo just spread by root matter? I want to do this so I can transport it easier.

RE: Bamboo

Yes, you can do it that way. The larger the rootball and the more topgrowth you leave, the better chance of survival.

I've done that before and cut the culm off below any nodes with stems. It was the following year before it put up new shoots, though.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bamboo Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here