NSW
Bamboo



About Planting and Care



Choose a site

  • Bamboo is very adaptable and thrives in a variety of settings.
  • If your soil has good drainage you can dig a hole bigger than your pot and then partially backfill with the soil mixed with compost and a little dolomite. If your soil has a high clay content and poor drainage you can plant into a mound of good quality soil mixed with compost.
  • If you want to ensure that your bamboo does not grow right up to a path or boundary you can place a Rhizome barrier at the point where you want to ensure the plant growth stops.



Planting

  • Place the plant in the hole or mound and gently tamp down the soil.
  • Water thoroughly.
  • Add some compost and complete fertiliser and a 10 cm layer of mulch to retain moisture and prevent weeds.



Care and maintenance

  • Once bamboo is established it is very low maintenance, but, while your plant is becoming established, it is very important to give it plenty of water. We recommend watering twice a day for the first 4 weeks and then daily for the next 4 weeks.
  • You may choose to stake the plant while it is becoming established, but they generally don't require staking.
  • Once a year add some complete fertiliser.
  • After a few years you can reduce the size of the plant by removing old stems from the centre or edge of the plant as required. 
  • You can leave your bamboo to do its' thing or you can prune to whatever height you desire.