The one-month-old multiplex above started out with just one cane - the smaller one to the left. While clumping bamboos thrive in our gulf coastal climate, they are among the less cold hardy of the bamboos. Both plantings started with lines of 3-gal size plants spaced 10' apart. When we first moved to our property, we planted extensive stands of Green Hedge. Bambusa multiplex 'Silverstripe' B.
The clump of multiplex that our daughter Jenny is kneeling next to was planted in from a 3-gal size plant with only one single cane.
Bamboo Gardens of Louisiana
Where are you located? The smaller plants are still healthy, they just grew slower due to the less rich soil. When spaced in this way, the growing clumps will become an impenetrable mass down to the soil level, preventing even small animals from crossing its barrier. Click here to purchase. As the culms mature, they lose the yellow color and turn green.