Pruning a Bamboo Hedge

by philinshelton on January 29, 2013

in How To,Landscape projects,Videos

Unlike bamboos with leptomorph rhizomes, the spread of bamboos with pachymorph rhizomes (clumpers) is controlled the removal of aerial stems. In this video, I demonstrate containment pruning, on a hedge of Fargesia 'Rufa'. The primary tool I use in the demonstration, is a gas-powered, Husqvarna hedge trimmer. Unfortunately, the battery in my microphone died early on in the demonstration, so I lost most of the commentary and explanation. Also, I am not wearing safety glasses in this video, but you should ALWAYS wear eye protection when working with bamboo, or using power tools of any kind.

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SamF March 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

good video– than you-

I have a TALL bamboo hedge on my property line with a neighbor. It is encroaching over our fence, and very high, maybe 30 feet up. I can see that some of the canes are going to start touching the upper story of my neighbor’s 2-story home. How do I prune the height down? Thanks!

amaZulu Inc. May 9, 2013 at 6:45 am

Great tip to those who need to trim bamboo at home – wearing safety googles is a must.

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