Although there haven’t been any new shoots, the foliage has grown well.
The specimen H-12 is growing in very close competition with several large Juniperus and looks haggard in comparison with the other two, which are growing unfettered.
A low of 19 F in November did little more than damage a few leaf tips.
A low of 17 F in January completely defoliated the specimen in H-12. It may later prove to be completely and utterly dead. In anticipation of the cold temperatures, the other two specimens were completely wrapped in frost cloth. I peaked inside the frost cloth and noticed many damaged leaves, though not nearly as many as the unprotected clump.
has new shoots emerging, the new shoots are about 15 inches high, Only one of these has the new shoots emerging, the ones at the pond with a lot of water have the new shoots the ones in drier areas are not.
In the one location by the pond where this has plenty of water and even light shade, this has new palms that have shot to 12 feet and the leaves in this location looks so much more beautiful than in the other drier areas.
On 8/1/09, I noticed new culms shooting for the first time on the specimens in O-13 and L-15. They are from four to six inches above the soil. Prior to that, all I noticed was abundant foliage growth, which was most prevalent on the same two specimens. The specimen in H-12 was planted in between several mature Juniperus virginiana, which proved to be too much competition for light and water. This specimen is now all but dead.
Culms to 12 ‘ tall.
The specimen in H-12 survived 17F in 2008, but the five small culms that emerged were recently punished by 20.8F on 1/3/09. All three specimens were subsequently wrapped in frost fabric on 1/4/09, though the longest shoots were too tall to protect.
The frost cloth was removed on 3/8/10. Eighty percent of the foliage has been damaged by the cold.
leafing out from old canes.
All of these look great this year; even the culm tips that weren’t protected with frost cloth are lustrous and green. Could this have more long term potential here than we thought (and by long term potential I mean more than one year in the ground)?
These were all unprotected during a low of 17 F on the morning of December 8th. There is 100% foliage damage, but we’ll have to wait and see if it’s a complete kill.
Two out of the three original specimens are either now dead or presumed dead. The third actually looks decent.
There was 80% foliage damage by a low of 18F on January 9th.
Removed a few dead canes.
Has recovered well in in H-12 and O-13 from freezes in previous winters.
5 new canes have recently emerged.
Creamed by a recent cold snap that had temperatures below 32 F for 36 hours straight and a low of 15 F.
Used the tree lift to ascend to the tops of this bamboo clump where I tipped the cold-damaged and brown tips. Then went to the bottom of the plant and handsawed any unsightly canes.
New canes emerging at about 1” in diameter. This clump has struggled in this location and often is burned back by the cold.
Bushing out quite nicely with brand new deep green foliage at the base.
Covered for the 17 degree temperatures tonight.
Deaccessioned because of poor placement and large size.