Bamboo Plants
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Cutting Protruding Bamboos

Zone D14 EK68 | Anonymous added on June 15, 2018 | Answered

I have a line of Bamboos outside in my garden which I am training into a thick bush.They are now growing well and as seen from the photo a number of healthy shoots are growing skyward. Obviously I would wish to cut these shoots back to maintain the line of the bush. Can I cut them now (15%th June ) or should I wait until they sprout growth and leaves and have grown their course. Thank you

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 16, 2018

The pruning or thinning of bamboo should be done in late summer or fall, after the shooting season is finished. Avoid pruning bamboo during the shooting season. When foliage is removed during this time, this can diminish the energy reserves and reduces the bamboo's ability to effectively produce new shoots.

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