Aucuba Japonica cuttings rooted, next step?

opal52(z7b GA)August 13, 2005

I am relatively new to this, so at the risk of sounding dumb, here goes.

I have several stem cuttings of Aucuba that have rooted and are ready to go into a larger container. How many rooted cuttings do I put in each container. My hope is to have a few pots of nicely shaped shrubs to plant early next spring.

I have wanted to ask this question for some time, but haven't had the nerve. Thanks for advice.

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ankraras(8/9AZ)

I am assuming you intend to plant it in ground. Will it thrive in your climate zone?

I would personally prefer a single specimen in each pot since I find it to be much easier
to manage and maintain. Several cuttings planted together may instantly look good but
can be hard to control.

Just my own personal opinion.


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    Bookmark   August 15, 2005 at 1:03AM
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geoforce(z7a SE PA)

Aucuba does fine here in my zone which is a cold 7. I've had one of over 25 years in my garden. I started it from a single cutting way back then.

George

    Bookmark   August 15, 2005 at 9:10AM
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opal52(z7b GA)

Aucuba is supposed to thrive here in hot, humid zone 7 as long as it is kept out of direct sun.

George, I hope the little ones I have started have as much success as yours. I like the way Aucuba brightens up shade gardens.

Thanks very much to you both for your advice.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2005 at 11:11AM
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