Protecting Your Less Hardy Bamboo
Bamboo winter protection means protecting our less hardy bamboo plants. There are a few ways you can do this. Some hardy bamboo will struggle to survive our coldest winters. But with a little help they won’t lose their strength from being top-killed or straight up killed to the ground. Every bamboo collector has certain bamboo plants that are pushing their limits on whether or not they will survive a zone 6 winter. Like me I am struggling to get my Moso to do little more than just survive, while others near me can grow it to several feet high. But with protection I feel it just may be able to make a great comeback and amaze me at some point. But sometimes that is just not the case. With winter coming on fast. I have little time left to get out there and protect what I need to protect. I think I will spend the next few days doing just that. I am just afraid we will get another 80 degree day and I won’t be here to take the cover off which is worse than no protection in the winter.
Methods I Use With Great Success
When I am sure there will be no more hot days and only then. I will take a tarp or plastic sheet and pin the less hardy bamboo to the ground and cover with some leaves around the edges. This will hold in the heat from the ground and give your bamboo a nice warm blanket to settle down for the winter. Another method I use is area protection. In other words I put the less hardy bamboo in an area where it will be protected from the winter winds that dry out the leaves. Creating a micro-climate because, freeze drying leaves will ultimately lead to their demise. But many bamboo will re-leaf with no problem, the only downfall is that it takes a while for the bamboo to do this. So my method is to either put them close to the house or plant bamboo around them that is hardier than the bamboo in question. Another way is to just pin the bamboo to the ground and bury it in leaves. This has worked for me also. Growing less hardy bamboo is tough sometimes. You must have patience and I had none when I started growing bamboo. So it is a growing experience for me and the bamboo. I also learn what I can get away with and what not to do.
Protecting Bamboo in Pots
Ok! Here’s the deal with bamboo in pots. They must be kept from freezing solid in the winter. Plain and simple just like that. Here is how I do it. A bamboo in a pot can be moved although sometimes this is not so easy to do. So if you can’t move it you must protect it where it is. Bubble wrap the pot wrap it as many times as you can. Put a bag or two of mulch on top pack it in the pot tight but it still needs to drain properly. Water it well the first time. After that make sure the soil and mulch stay moist. If you can move the pot put it up against the house in a well protected area. Put some mulch or something around it to keep it from freezing. Mulch heavy on top and keep moist. If you have a greenhouse drag the pots in the greenhouse and keep them moist all winter. Nice and easy when you have a greenhouse. I do and it makes my job a lot easier. Thank you for reading I hope this helps. If you need more information call (859)242-1602.
By Jeff Gabelman
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Bamboo screening is a living fence for privacy. And a living privacy screen has no height limitations. There are many different bamboo species. So do some research before buying bamboo for screening. If you need help you can contact me at (859)242-1602 and I will help you decide which is right for your yard, but the choice is still yours to decide. Zones vary and so do the bamboo that is capable of growing in your zone. Before you buy bamboo make sure the bamboo will grow in your zone. Example: You would want to try to grow a tropical clumping bamboo in say a zone 7 or below. Maybe 9 it might work. But all bamboos are different for what types of growing conditions they can grow in. Like “Moso” you won’t want to try to grow it in zone 5 because it will die in the winter, more than likely. But say you’re in a zone 6 and you’re looking for some privacy for around your deck, pool or hot tub. Then you want to go with a Phyllostachys Aureosulcata or Bissettii, or maybe even Nuda. But if you are looking for that tropical look you should try Pseudosasa Japonica. It is a hardy bamboo that is a runner but acts like a clumper.
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Winter hardy bamboo plants are the bamboo which can survive very cold winters. Now that doesn’t mean you won’t get some above ground damage. I have been growing bamboo for close to 17 years now and I have seen 3 really bad winters. 2 of the times the bamboos were defoliated and refoliated. This time we got hit very hard by old man winter. And most of my winter hardy bamboo plants above ground growth was killed to the ground. Only bamboos that have protection survived above ground except the Arundinaria Gigantea. The rest were decimated to the ground. They are still shooting new shoots but the above ground growth was mostly killed to the ground. Even though some bamboo were killed to the ground. They all even the least hardy have new shoots so they are all still alive. Whew! Narrowly escaped that one! That was still a costly winter for me because I lost a lot of good canes. Now they will have to be cut for other uses. Oh well! Stuff happens and you just can’t protect them all. They must stand on their own two feet from now on. I will now grow my new winter hardy bamboo plants in the greenhouse for the first couple of years of their life.
When Buying Winter Hardy Bamboo Plants Choose Wisely
Only winter hardy bamboo plants like Arundinaria Gigantea or River Cane survived literally unscathed. It is hardy to -20 degrees F. And it does look a little ratty every winter, but this year it was the only bamboo to hold its leaves and looks like it does every other winter. Incredible the ugliest of all the bamboo is the only one to look halfway decent. It figures. Some of my less hardy bamboos such as Moso is barely hanging on with only one or two shoots this year. Man that makes me mad cause I’ve been babying this plant for 3 years now and then it gets knocked back by winter. That really stinks but its the chance we take growing out of our zone. You see Moso is like right on the borderline of whether or not you can grow it in zone 6. Most people have no problems growing it but I have a low lying area that is prone to frost. Therefore mine are more than likely to get frost. Frost can kill a Moso because it shoots very early. And if the shoots get frozen they will die killing off valuable buds that are needed for future production. If you kill all the buds the plant will most likely die. Winter hardy bamboo plants may get top killed but don’t give up on them they will shoot new shoots.
by Jeff Gabelman
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by Jeff Gabelman
Hardy bamboo shoots can be eaten after parboiling. Some hardy bamboo shoots contain deadly amounts of cyanide. They can and will kill you. But they are safe once cooked properly. Some are not harmful at all. And can be eaten raw. Moso is the main one to worry about because it has high levels of cyanide. So if you got a taste for hardy bamboo shoots please make sure that you parboil them. When you do make sure to change the water a couple of times cause the cyanide is in the water after boiling. So you wouldn’t want to boil the poison out and then pour the water back on them. Most people use them in stir fry. I don’t eat them cause I can’t get myself to cut them. They are worth more to me alive than dead. However, you can sell hardy bamboo shoots to many Asian restaurants. They will buy these things like hotcakes. And probably be wanting more every year.
Hardy Bamboo Shoots Are Healthy Eating
Hardy Bamboo Shoots
Many people swear by these hardy bamboo shoots. They eat them on a regular basis. Fresh hardy bamboo shoots are way better than the canned ones you get at the store. It’s just like anything else we eat. Fresh homegrown foods always taste better and hardy bamboo shoots are no exception. When growing many different species of hardy bamboo shoots you’ll have a variety of tastes. Like I said before though I can’t get myself to cut the beauties. Because I would rather have a 20 something foot tall plant than a little tiny shoot on my plate.
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by Jeff Gabelman
Arundinaria Gigantea is reported as the hardiest bamboo in the world today. It can withstand temps down to minus 20 degrees f. I believe it too because Arundinaria Gigantea is the only bamboo out of 40 different bamboo that is holding green leaves right now. I actually shocked because we got hit hard by severe cold winter winds. Freezing rain and lots of snow. And it seems like as soon as it melts and warms up. We get hit again and again and again. Wait I lost track I think it was about 5 or 6 times. Every time we start thinking spring is here. Wham! We get it again. And finally we dodge one.
Arundinaria Gigantea River Cane
Arundinaria Gigantea or River Cane is the only bamboo that grows wild in the United States. These fields of bamboo were called cane-breaks. All other species were brought here. And when they identified it as bamboo the farmers cut the cane and used the valuable land to grow their farm crops. In doing this they almost wiped it out completely. Mine came from Kenton County so I believe it was from an original wild grove after talking to the owners of the grove. Anyways I got to remove quite a bit of it for myself. Within the last 10 years they have seen some pretty rough weather. And even though they look rough they still have green on the leaves and that’s incredible for the weather they have seen.
Arundinaria Gigantea The Ugly Duckling
Some refer to Arundinaria Gigantea as the ugly duckling of the bamboo world. But I see a beauty that no one else seems to share. I have seen wild mature groves of this bamboo in good soil and the plants were just awesome. They looked like fireworks shooting out the top. After having that image burned in my head I will never turn my back on this bamboo. I really think its beautiful when it’s in full leaf mode. Most of the time it just looks a little tattered. Arundinaria Gigantea has stood the test of time.
by Jeff Gabelman