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Is it to late?

Posted by jennypat Zone 3b NW MN (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 5, 06 at 15:54

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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RE: Is it to late?

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-

RE: Is it to late?

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

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