How deep do the roots of bamboo go?
Furthermore, how deep should a bamboo root barrier be?
The general minimum barrier specs call for a 24-inch depth barrier that is 40 mil thick, although a 60 mil barrier by 30-inch is recommended for moderate to large sized plants to be safe.
Keeping this in consideration, what kind of root system does bamboo have?
The underground root system of bamboo is very similar to that of the culm. It can be described as an underground culm growing hortizontally in the soil. This underground culm is called a rhizome. The only difference is that instead of producing branches and leaves, the rhizomes produce roots and shoots at the nodes.
Divide the roots in early spring before new growth begins so the divisions can establish during the warm summer season.
- Push the blade of your shovel into the soil and cut a trench around the perimeter of the bamboo clump.
- Slide the shovel beneath the roots and lift the clump out of the ground.