We recently bought this house and it had these three bamboo (?) shrubs. With the warm and cold winter, it appears as though the bamboo has lost all of its leaves, but it does have some green at the base.
Should we cut these back? Later in the season? Are they salvageable?
It gets sun most of the day. We are in Hamilton.
I can’t tell if that is a bamboo clump from the picture you have submitted. Hamilton is in USDA zone 6 and some kinds of bamboo plant can be grown in Canada in Zone 5 and 6 according to a specialist bamboo plant company . Of course the plant you identify as bamboo could also be a grass or a weed. In which case, please send us another picture when the plants are in more active growth.
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