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BluesBlues New ForestPosts: 38
When's the best time to plant bamboo and does it tolerate being trimmed? thanks as always for your replies 


  • now is the best time, just make sure you have got a clump forming one, otherwise it'll start popping up in your lawn, and your neighbours lawns
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,240
    You can remove entire canes, but you cannot really trim individual canes.
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,614
    Have recently been browsing this site, looking for a smallish Fargesia clumping bamboo  - American, but lots of good info on choosing, planting and caring for bamboo...

    They say you can trim the tops to reduce height when you do your annual thinning (always cutting the cane above a node) but I think this might look a bit odd and spoil the natural shape. At least until it grows again. You may be better choosing one that doesn’t exceed your desired height...
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