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I have some golden green bamboo in a couple of troughs on wheels that I use as temporary wind and view breaks.
This winter under our car port they have got some sooty mould , no doubt because it was mild and wet, which is unsightly.
Should I prune some or all of it back? Its been in for a couple of years now and is about 4ft tall on average.
Bamboo should like wet and mild, mine put on new growth in winter, sending out shoots. They do naturally lose leaves now. I am wondering if air circulation is too poor in your car port, causing mould? So I would leave the leaves and stalks and let the wind and nature take its course.
Pruning wise, I only thin out stalks but some people do cut Bamboo when they have reached their desired height - it is up to you if you think 4ft is the right height. Those pruned stalks do not grow taller, only new ones will.
Thanks, I've wheeled the troughs out where the wind will blow through them and see what happens.