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What’s the best planting method?

 

Dig a hole twice as large as the pot containing the bamboo. If the excavated soil is poor, mix it 50/50 with decomposed manure, mulch or peat. Be very careful to plant the bamboo at the same depth as it was in the pot, no deeper or shallower. Replace the soil mix around the bamboo root ball and firm it in well. If your soil tends to hold excessive moisture during the winter consider making a planting mound elevated about six inches. Water thoroughly and deeply and then wait a few days before watering again. Don’t keep the soil constantly soggy and don’t let it (or the bamboo) dry out – try to achieve a wet/dry watering cycle. You may want to make a two or three inch watering berm (a low circular earth dam) around your new bamboo to focus and conserve the irrigation water during the summer, but remember to remove it for the winter. In our climate you can plant most bamboo in any season but always ensure good irrigation for summer planting and good drainage in the winter.

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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 environmentsSee 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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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 See More...

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...