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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:49 am 
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Alan - My Beijing is down to 2 x 12ft culms. One is leafless and flowered heavily last year, the other is flowerless and with leaves intact and re-leafing. The flowered culm appears to be sending out new leaves.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Update, both 'Beijing' culms are sending out new leaves and one big shoot has emerged. So maybe it will survive.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:44 pm 
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Shoots are not a sign of recovery -- I had a dozen or more this year and last and they all produced flowers right away. Fingers crossed for you though!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:34 pm 
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And no new leaves on any culms Alan?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:28 pm 
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mine is nearly extinct after mice wreck havoc on its root/rhisome system. I made the mistake of tarping it last winter, and by Spring only one severely-damaged culm manages to releaf to about 5% (a few dozen individual leafs). No shoots this season. I suspect it has become a living stick, and may not make it through another winter.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:25 pm 
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For the most part, no new leaves. Most of the culms look like this:

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There are a few that look like this though, including two of the new culms farthest from the plant (not quite this leafy of course):
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So I don't know what the prognosis is. I'm still leaning toward removing this and perhaps saving the new culms that didn't grow flowers -- the ones that are farthest from the main plant.

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