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Rhizome jumped the barrier; if I cut it, will it end there?

Posted by suprdude (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 4, 07 at 12:02

So my Golden Bamboo sent one or two rhizomes over the top of my bamboo barrier in the very back where I couldn't see until it was pretty entrenched. I cut the rhizomes and dug out/cut up what I could but simply can't get to all of it. My question is will that portion outside the mother plant survive on it's own and continue to grow? I have six other running species in separate area's and none of them have given me as big a headache as the Golden; it so aggressive!!
Thanks.


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RE: Rhizome jumped the barrier; if I cut it, will it end there?

if you severed all of the rhizomes for the culms that you want and do not let them establish culms of their own, they will die and very slowly rot away.


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RE: Rhizome jumped the barrier; if I cut it, will it end there?

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 4, 07 at 13:34

Once you cut the rhizomes, they die beyond the cut point. Unless these rhizomes were in the ground for long enough to get really established (maybe a year), they wouldn't be able to keep growing, even if you had left them in the ground. Bamboo is not like those invasive weeds that can regenerate from pieces left in the ground. Barriers do generally work...as long as you keep patrolling for rhizomes that either jump the turnstile or manage to penetrate the barrier. My ground is too hard and I'm too lazy and cheap to install barriers, so I keep my bamboo under control with yearly rhizome pruning.


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