Is it to late?

jennypat Zone 3b NW MN(Zone 3b NW MN)September 5, 2006

I am wondering if it is to late in the year to try to propagate some red-twigged dogwoods? I have a couple growing, and would like to take cuttings, get them started and plant them. I meant to do this in July, but life interfered with my plans.

Jenny P

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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

I am no expert at hard wood cuttings- but I have tried several attempts at it and have found it is sooooo much easier with a greater sucess rate to do this in the early spring.
What you could do now is gather seeds if there are any and Winter Sow. I have started many new dogwoods this way.
You never know if you can do a thing if you don't try though-
Julie

    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 7:55AM
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jennypat Zone 3b NW MN(Zone 3b NW MN)

Thanks Julie, I might just try the WS thing. I will have to see if there are seeds on the bush I was going to take cuttings from. Although I think larger cuttings would do better in the spot I am looking to put these into. We have a row of bushes between the house and a gravel road. This row is mostly European Buckthorn, which I HATE! I am slowly cutting them out, and need to replace them with something. It is a long row too! So I am trying to get some variety of different trees and shrubs into it.

JEnny P

    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 12:53PM
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