Division in spring as new growth commences. Divisions from the open ground do not transplant well, so will need careful treatment and nurturing under cover in pots until at least late spring. Division is best carried out in wet weather and small divisions will establish better than large clumps. Another report says that you can take large divisions from established clumps and transfer them straight to their permanent positions, misting or drenching them frequently until they are established.Basal cane cuttings in spring.
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A fairly cold-hardy plant, succeeding outdoors in many areas of Britain. It tolerates temperatures down to about -15°c according to one report, but the plants are slow to recover from damage caused by cold weather. They also dislike prolonged exposure to hard frosts. Plants grow well in Cornwall making a very good sized clump. The young shoots are very fast growing, up to 30cm per day, and are produced from late April. The rootstock is running but it is practically static in cool climates. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. Plants only flower at intervals of many years. When they do come into flower most of the plants energies are directed into producing seed and consequently the plant is severely weakened. They sometimes die after flowering, but if left alone they will usually recover though they will look very poorly for a few years. If fed with artificial NPK fertilizers at this time the plants are more likely to die. Young plants can be difficult to establish, new plantings only grow slowly at first and often fail completely if soil and water conditions are less than the best. Cultivated for its edible young shoots and other uses in China and Japan, it is the most commonly cultivated bamboo in China and the second most common in Japan.This is a good companion species to grow in a woodland because the plants are shallow rooted and do not compete with deep rooted trees.
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