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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:47 pm 
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Last year was my first year growing bamboo, and my plants only seemed to stop shooting Nov.-Feb. The new shoots that developed in October and very early November all died. Should I cut new shoots that appear late in the year, or just let my plants do their thing?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:21 pm 
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I would let them be, if the shoots are where you want them. They do better when allowed to accumulate bio mass.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:44 pm 
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I'm wondering if removing shoots will trigger the plant to fire more off? Probably better to let them go even if they will not survive the winter I think.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:41 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. Potentially triggering new shooting was my concern, but not wasting energy on doomed shoots was what I was hoping for. This question was regarding only my Oldhamii hedge, which is starting to produce 2"+ diameter culms. Maybe I'll play around with a few plants and let the rest do their thing, but I'm thinking you're both correct and I won't be doing any good.


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