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Giant Miscanthus?????

CooterBrown

Yearling... With promise
Giant Miscanthus????? Came across this the other day and was wondering if anybody has used it or any information on it?
 

TreeDaddy

5 year old buck +
do a search on this this site for the threads then check out maple river farms

all you need!!

bill
 

Bill

Administrator
I’ve been know to plant a few here and there..

good stuff. Maple rivers farm. Sold out this spring but it’s a good source.
 

Chainsaw

5 year old buck +
We used Miscanthus Giganteus to partition off a section of a very long food plot. It went in easy and has held up well with zero maintenance once established. It looked good in two years and great in three years and ever since(many, many years). It worked as intended and the deer absolutely can not see thru it. Rhizomes were bought from Maple River Farms.
More will be planted here in the future-great screening product.
 

Booner21

5 year old buck +
I was able to get an entire trailer full of mature plants and rhizomes attached in sections as big as a tractor bucket anyone have an idea the best way to break it up? Thinking a tractor mounted tiller I have since cut the old growth off. It was free but not sure it will be worth the effort of breaking up the rhizome


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Chainsaw

5 year old buck +
Booner21, Daylilies are similar in growth patterns and we divide them often. It is not easy. We use two large, long and strong screwdrivers. Stick them into the matt of roots on an angle forming am X with the two screwdrivers. Then just pull the screw drivers together and push them apart. First cuts are harder, then as the pieces become smaller they are easier to work. It helps to wet the clump and spray at it with a high pressure hose some also before inserting screwdrivers. When I get the clumps small enough to pick up they are placed in water in a kidde swimming pool to help them get wet throughout. I have not done this with MG but this would be the first thing I would try. Good luck, am looking forward to hearing what you find to work.
 
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Booner21

5 year old buck +
Booner21, Daylilies are similar in growth patterns and we divide them often. It is not easy. We use two large, long and strong screwdrivers. Stick them into the matt of roots on an angle forming am X with the two screwdrivers. Then just pull the screw drivers together and push them apart. First cuts are harder, then as the pieces become smaller they are easier to work. It helps to wet the clump and spray at it with a high pressure hose some also before inserting screwdrivers. When I get the clumps small enough to pick up they are placed in water in a kidde swimming pool to help them get wet throughout. I have not done this with MG but this would be the first thing I would try. Good luck, am looking forward to hearing what you find to work.

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Thanks I think I have my work cut out for me


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John-W-WI

Administrator
Thanks I think I have my work cut out for me

I've never done it personally but I believe others here use a long blade on a sawzall. Wash as much dirt off as you can and chop up the clump.

-John
 

Booner21

5 year old buck +
Ended up using my king of spades tree planting shovel to break it into small clumps actually worked decent but still a long way to go going to hit it with the tiller in the morning


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j-bird

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I have grown some from cuttings and from rhizomes. They don't like wet feet. I think they will "spread" better if you control other grass and weeds around them as well. I am still fairly early in my experience with it...I think I am on year 2 or 3.... I simply started with some cutting (from Bill) and then planted those and last year or so I dug one up and pulled apart the root ball for rhizomes and planted those. I think it will be good for taller screens for hiding access route, plots and even blinds. Some avoid it because it isn't native....and I can appreciate that...but I have seen ZERO instances of it spreading on my place.
 
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