Bamboo - When is the best time to divide and transplant clumping
Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:24 AM
First question, when is the best time of year to do this?
Second, how many sections? I was thinking four nice sized sections, but these things are expensive, so the more the merrier as long as I don't set it back to far recovery wise.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:16 AM
Bumbusa multiplex 'Alphones Karr' normally shoots in the fall (Septembner,October). As you know it is a clumping bamboo. You could break it up now, but any shooting it may do will be stunted as now is the time it is building strength for the fall.
If it were me (but I live in a different part of the country) and I felt it must be moved before the shooting, I would do it now (probably should have been done in February or so) in order for the expansion of the clump to be problematic if it crossed the fenceline.
You said that it is too close but not how far it was from the fence.
If you want to move it, dig up the entire clump (it will be heavy) and try to find 'cracks' in the rootball in order to determine the divisions. Never let the roots dry out and pot up your divisiions ASAP. Lots of water over the next few days and hope for the best. I do not think you will have any die, but recovefry may be a year or so, even if you are doing it at the correct time.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:07 AM
look into trench layering. you can get about 20 plants from growth from the nodes on one cane.
culm cuttings are an option as well. I am going to try propogating one way or another with regular B multiplex at my mothers house.
I want to get some more exotic types of B. multiplex like alphonse karr and 'silvestripe' keep me updated on your progress.
My black P. nigra shot up 3 new culms after just 1 year in the ground.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:06 PM
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:09 PM
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