yellow bamboo

brenda lynch asked 13 years ago

Hi we have 2 yellow bamboo trees in the garden that look like they are on the way out…The stalks are green but the leaves look really dry and brittle. They are positioned where the midday sun comes over the house directly onto them. Any ideas as to how I can regenerate them.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Bamboos are more closely related to grasses than trees, and they regenerate with new sprouts from ground level.

When plants are placed in the garden, they often take a while to settle in, during which time they can be under stress, especially if exposed to winds or drying conditions.

When this happens, some foliage and shoots may die off and the new shoots that come up are smaller. This is part of the adaptation process. Make sure to water during any dry spell.