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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Dwarf Summersweet

Posted by Sugar_Magnolia z6 NJ (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 8, 05 at 15:48

Does anyone know where I can buy one? Is this a spring planting type of plant? I have a hedge of them and lost one and have been unsuccessful at finding a replacement.


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RE: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Dwarf Summersweet

Now is a good time to divide an existing one to fill in the hole.


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RE: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Dwarf Summersweet

Try air layering some of the peripheral branches into the soil from either side's sister plants.


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RE: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Dwarf Summersweet

I didn't know I could divide my Hummingbird clethra. This is good to know since it is getting floppy.


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RE: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Layering branches should work well with new growth in spring and rooting in summer.


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RE: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Dwarf Summersweet

What is air layering or layering branches? I don't understand how to do this -- you are speaking to a greenhorn :-)

Thanks!


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RE: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Dwarf Summersweet

I am sure I have posted this too many times, but I had great success with rhododendrons by scraping the bottom of branches near the ground, pegging them down and covering the scraped part with soil, leaving the end leaves showing. A year later, the new plant could be severed with a shovel from the parent. A mat of roots had grown where I had scraped the stem.


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RE: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' Hummingbird Dwarf Summersweet

Wow, bogturtle, that's cool. The mother plant tolerates having part of itself severd off?

Steve, can I just sever one of my plants in half and divide? Is the time to do this now or Spring? BTW, I have been saving pots for you.

Birdsong, I still do not understand air layering.

Thanks!


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