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Borinda fungosa winter damage 2016/2017

This winter was quite brutal. Temperatures did not plunge lower than normal, but it got cold enough for the soil to completely freeze down to 0.5m and even deeper. With no snow cover to protect the delicate Borinda leaves, it stood little chance to survive the winter. The cause During early winter, there was no […]

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Borinda fungosa update 2016

This growing season, Borinda fungosa seedling was 5 years old. Like during it’s previous seasons, it started shooting late in the spring and managed only to push out a couple of shoots that were about the size of last year’s growth. We’ve had relatively mild winter last year. Since there was not enough snow, to […]

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Cold

Cold weather ends the growing season sooner or later, this year it was rather soon. With no snow insulation, cold can induce more damage that with thick layer of snow insulation. This year, despite all the cold, we are yet to see the first snow. Borinda fungosa seedling was holding on very well down to […]

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Fargesia dracocephala ‘Rufa’

In April 2011, I found cheap Fargesia dracocephala ‘Rufa’ in one of the shopping centers. I instantly decided to add one clumping bamboo to my collection of seedlings I started growing the same year. Basic information: Height: 2.5 to 3 m Culm diameter: 1.5 cm Hardiness: -16 to -25 °C Characteristics: very cold hardy, clumping […]

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