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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Location: Tyler, Texas
I have 4 acres that I am basically trying to create a privacy hedge on. I have been working with cypress trees for the past 3 years and last year lost 20% of them. Done with it and moving to bamboo. Both for visual, protection, fencing, etc. This means a lot of bamboo. Here in East Texas there seems to be a common type that grows and spreads well here. It is short at 10' or so, fairly small diameter, and is quite dense.... impossible to walk through. I tried to attach some pics but am having trouble with attaching.

I have been driving myself mad with reading on bamboo propagation. I almost pulled the trigger on some culm cuttings until I read that this is for clumping bamboo. But then I read something about whole culm burial which seems right up my ally since I am planting along 1,500 feet of fence line. However, there is very little info that I can find on doing this.

Any help regarding propagation, especially with the whole culm burial would be appreciated. Like I said, it seems to grow wild here so there are several places I have access to for cuttings.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:14 pm 
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Greetings, I suspect that you know the local plant you are seeing is bamboo but just in case, before you transplant any I would suggest posting a photo here. Just below where you type your post here there is a button to BROWSE, select the image file on your computer, then click ADD THE FILE. One more step, once the file uploads you'll still have to click the box for ADD TO POST.

Regarding your question - running bamboo will not work via culm burial, only some of the clumping forms.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:19 pm 
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Well that is certainly dissappointing! Hmm. As for pictures when I try to upload it says they are too large. When I downsize them by texting them to myself first they still won't upload due to pixels or something it says.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:24 pm 
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I cant get photos to upload so I made a video of the culms I cut.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:52 am 
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Bamboo for sure, possibly Phyllostachys nigra 'Henon', based on the blue/grey tint, but maybe not.

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