Elizabeth Mulvihill asked 11 years ago

I have one lot of bamboos which are about fifty years old and there are a few hundred in that area. They don’t look too healthy. They are growing in a shady area but yet would get plenty of rain. The bamboo stalk is brown and the leaves are brown/black colour before eventually turning green. On the branches themselves there is a yellowish colour. Is there any hope that this plant will survive?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Bamboo is really a grass, not a truly woody plant. Occasionally the plants flower and often die back afterwards and that may be what has happened. When this occurs, sometimes a few shoot remain and sometimes they all die.