Planting Bamboo in Winter

Mulch bamboo plant in winter

Winter is a great time of the year for planting bamboo plants, especially if you live in the Tropical and Sub-tropical regions of Australia. Even the mild frost areas of the temperate regions can take advantage of planting bamboo plants during this time.

As bamboo goes into relative dormancy during the cooler months, if planted at this time, there is less stress on the plants and less work required for establishment.

When planted, bamboo will concentrate on establishing roots in their new environment. This is beneficial because once the weather warms up, the plants will be ready to start producing new stems. With an established and active root system, the plants will be more vigorous. They will produce more stems that are thicker and taller than the original ones that were in the pot/container, and rapidly grow towards creating that screen, hedge of feature that you desire.

As always when planting bamboo plants it is important to ensure that the soil is protected with some type of mulch. This is especially important for the more temperate environments where the soil can become hard if exposed to the cold weather during winter.