Pruning new rooted cuttings

trashywoman(5)March 9, 2014

I have some beautybush rooted cuttings that I just potted up. They have some new leaves coming out at the base right now. I want full bushes. Can I trim off the top 4 inches of the original 6 inch stick that I rooted in order to make it send up new growth from the roots or do I need to wait for it's roots to get larger?

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

I probably wouldn't prune them until at least next year.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 9:33PM
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Campanula UK Z8

Um, probably not - those leaves will be helping the roots to grow by photosynthesising. Obviously, the roots are capable of supporting this growth if they are newly sprouting so yep, just feed and water. Next season, you can do a bit of pinching out to encourage bushiness.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 7:41PM
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