All about Mexican weeping bamboo - Knowledgebase Question

Olive Branch, Ms
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Question by magnolialawn
January 27, 2006
I live in Olive Branch ( a suburb of Memphis, Tn..). I am a landscape and lawn maint. professional. I need to know the size of a 5 gal. Mexican Weeping Bamboo after planting, The rate of growth per year and division instructions.
Thank you

Answer from NGA
January 27, 2006

Mexican weeping bamboo grows fast, reaching 15 to 20 feet tall in a few years depending of course on growing conditions. Rate per year may be a little slow the first year and then increase with the next 3-4 years. It can be divided, with some work, using a shovel to separate out the clumps in late winter. It may be a few years before it will have grown enough for dividing.

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