Is Stanwell Perpetual really hard to root?

erasmus_gwJanuary 27, 2012

After I ordered this one for spring I read somewhere that it is very hard to root. I hope not.

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Extremely difficult to root, I'm sorry to report. The best thing is to bend canes down and partially cover with soil. Come back a year later and a portion of them will have good roots, and will be ready to detach. Softwood cuttings during the growing season are nearly impossible.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 5:38PM
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Thank you, Paul. Do you have any idea why it is so hard to root?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 8:06AM
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Because its a spinosissima! That whole clan can be very difficult to propagate from cuttings. Why, precisely, I do not know. Try the layering approach, as I suggested. I have actually produced extra plants of 'Suzanne' quite easily that way.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 11:06AM
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