Diablo Ninebark from cuttings

marricgardensOctober 22, 2008

I've tried starting these several times in the past 2 years. Some in the spring, early summer and some later in the summer. I've also taken softwood cutting, semi-hardwood cuttings and none took. I've used the appropriate rooting hormone powder but nothing worked. When is the best time to start them? Thanks. Marg

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georgez5il(z5 IL)

Soft wood cuttings taken June/July ... apply 0.3% IBA (rooting hormone) (check rooting hormone STRENGTH)stick in well drained soil & mist.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 4:38PM
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marricgardens

Thanks for the tip. I'll give it another try next summer. Marg

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 7:11PM
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wallknight

Dont despair! I've found the Ninebark family to be as easy to root as they are beautiful and unknown. Are you using a mist system? If not, that will help immensely. I also found that earlier in the season I had higher success, but even later, I was running 80%+

PS- Diablo is patented. Don't try selling it!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 6:58PM
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Sherwood Botsford(3a)

Dirr says hardwood cuttings taken in November (after leaf drop) rooted 80% in sand:peat with NO hormone.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 9:14PM
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calistoga_al

Dirr also says, Physocarpus 'Ninebark' Easily rooted from june-july softwoods, 1000ppm IBA solution. Al

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 9:52AM
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