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Is bamboo difficult to grow?

 

If you can manage a lawn you can grow bamboo. Both are grasses and both will thrive in our climate with minimal care. Fertilize bamboo once or twice a year with lawn fertilizer and irrigate twice a week during the dry summer period, just like your lawn. Ignore your bamboo and it will wait, dormant, for better conditions. In very dry locations without any summer irrigation it may die. The simplest maintenance method is to apply a slow release, high nitrogen lawn fertilizer once (in May) or twice a year (in late April and late June). Throw a handful of granular fertilizer over each square meter of surface area and water in thoroughly. Or you can do this organically by applying about 3 inches of well-rotted manure or rich compost each year, in late fall or early spring.


Most bamboos aren’t picky about soil types, but improvements with organic matter such as mulch or aged manure are very beneficial. (See Planting Bamboo) Local soil tends to be slightly acidic, which is fine for bamboos. Like most plants, newly planted bamboo needs some care and attention for the first year or two until established. See Less...

Will bamboo spread uncontrollably?

Clumping bamboo species will not spread and are generally low maintenance plants. See More...

Bamboo Barriers?

Fast growing, spreading bamboos are useful for producing a lush, tropical effect and high vertical screens quickly See More...

What’s the best planting method?

Dig a hole twice as large as the pot containing the bamboo. If the excavated soil See More...

What’s the best spacing for bamboo screens or hedges?

The majority of our customers buy bamboo for hedging and it makes an excellent screen for a number of reasons See More...

Selecting the right bamboo variety for your landscape:

Different bamboo species have evolved to live in different environments See More...

What is the growth pattern for bamboo?

Bamboo is different from most plants, in that it is genetically programmed to grow to a specific height See More...

How do you kill bamboo (intentionally or accidentally)?

Some people think of bamboo as an unstoppable force that will invade and dominate See More...

How do you grow bamboo in containers and pots?

While some species do much better than others in pots, most bamboo See More...
How much does bamboo cost? Although bamboo is generally tough and fast growing once established See More...

Recommended bamboos for specific situations:

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