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Bamboo trimming

Posted by cassieg21 WA (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 24, 08 at 11:59

I have a type of bamboo that is growing in a freshwater pond and I am wondering how to trim it. It is getting way too tall and needs to be cut back. Some of them are leaning over onto the patio and some have been snapped by the wind. Can anyone help?!

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RE: Bamboo trimming

I don't think what you have, is bamboo. Sounds like an aquatic grass of some type.

Whatever it is though, you can trim the parts you don't want without any problem. In my opinion, just don't trim more than 40 percent of the plant.

Good Luck


RE: Bamboo trimming

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 24, 08 at 13:19

I agree with kentuck...bamboo does not grow in the conditions you describe. I'd be interested to see what you have, though. Can you post a picture here or in the gallery section of this forum?

RE: Bamboo trimming

Sounds like a horsetail rush (equisetum?)..... Not sure if you can trim it back or not.... Many people use horsetail rush as a bog plant, and it looks similar to bamboo. Maybe someone else here will have a little more info on that.

RE: Bamboo trimming

sounds like you might have arundo, not really a bamboo but more of a giant grass. does it have single leaves that look more like a culm sheath and dies back in winter?

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