Bamboo - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kai1289
March 4, 2010
I live in the New Orleans area and we had an unusually cold winter this year. I have a bamboo planted in my backyard which did great since we bought it. However, with this cold wheather it lost all it's leaves and turned brown. I don't know much about bamboo, so I was wondering if it's dead or will it come back when it get's warmer?

Answer from NGA
March 4, 2010


It's difficult to predict whether or not your bamboo will recover from the frosty weather - some varieties are more cold hardy than others. But with any luck the roots are still healthy and will resprout new culms. I would prune off all the obviously dead shoots and wait to see if new ones develop when the weather warms up. Let's hope for the best!

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