Bamboo Plants

Bamboo in the Garden

Anonymous added on February 21, 2014 | Answered

Just bought a house with two large areas of Bamboo. They look untidy at present, and I want to keep them. Should we be pruning, cutting back, leaving alone?

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Answered on February 21, 2014

Normally with bamboo, you do not prune, you dig. Bamboo spreads quickly and to maintain a contained space, anything that is outside the space is dug up. You can prune bamboo quite freely to reshape it or to rejuvenate it. It really is a plant that can take almost any abuse. Just trim away any parts that are looking a bit ragged. It will grow back more lush and full.

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