I have a large space in my garden where I'm planning on planting some Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys- aureocaulis)
I've purchased the bamboo in 5l pots but should I plant out now and mulch well or wait until spring?
Anything in a pot can be planted out now Silverlight. Just be aware that Bamboo can be invasive depending on the type and your own conditions, so a sturdy barrier in the ground round the plant is recommended
Thanks for the caution
I already have some bamboo that has been there for 10 years and is still a small clump
I assume that if it does run riot then roundup will kill it?
I can't stand bamboo, it was everywhere where I grew up abroad - it was the buddleia of the tropics - basically a weed.
hmmm.. beggining to think twice about this.
I could plant the bamboo in a trug and sink the trug into the ground with some drainage holes and I guess that will keep it in check?
My P.Nigra was in my garden for over 10 years and was not more than .5m in diameter. I sold the house in '97 and it's been sold again since then. The bamboo has now gone so world domination was averted.
I've decided to take a risk and go with the bamboo since it's in a slightly wild area of my 1/3 acre garden and I want some screening.
Based on Verdun's experience I'm looking to plant the bamboo in something like this:
Do I need to cut the bottom out or should I make some drainage holes with a drill?
Thanks for your help
I planted some hardy evergreen clumping bamboo and it took over my yard, I spend hours upon hours every spring beating it back with a machete. I really regret planting it.