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Black bamboo dead from cold?

Posted by topsiebeezelbub z7 Al (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 20, 14 at 20:11

The Noble bamboo looks fine, but the black bamboo leaves have turned all brown. Do you think it will put out new leaves? I can cut it all down, but if I do can I keep the lovely shiny black finish on the canes? The ones I have cut in the past faded out and looked dull. Is there a way to preserve them? Thanks.

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RE: Black bamboo dead from cold?

Wait until your bamboo starts shooting and leafing. Sometimes bamboo leaves turn brown due to a cold winter but the cane drops it's leafs and grows new ones.

I wait till late May then take out the canes that did not sprout new leaves.

RE: Black bamboo dead from cold?


Is your info on the black bamboo relevant to other types of bamboo? I have had healthy bamboo for about 20yrs and for the first time, most of it has gotten brown leaves, in addition to bending over due to snow in this frequently colder and snowier than typical winter here in NJ. It has generally been maintenance free as far as having to remove "dead"plants.

Thanks in advance for your (or anyone else's) response

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