Planting Bamboo

Choosing a location for bamboo planting



Clumping bamboo, unlike running bamboo, will not run, but they will expand each year like most other plants. Make sure you plant them at least 3-5 feet away from house or fence. That way you will have room to cut away unwanted canes and always keep your bamboo plants in top shape. Bamboo is a versatile plant that can survive in many conditions. But bamboo growing in full sun and moderately acidic fertile soil will grow the happiest. Bamboo roots need to have some air to breathe, so they like well drained but moist soil.

Planting bamboo plants from pots



Once you have chosen a place for your bamboo, you can prepare the ground to plant the bamboo. Dig a hole that is at least twice as wide as the root ball of your bamboo. Mix potting soil and top soil in equal parts. Set the bamboo in the hole and fan out the roots a little. Gently backfill the hole, tamping down the soil as you go. Water the area thoroughly to help fill in any air pockets. Apply a handful of fertilizer to encourage growth.