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Can you root Flowering Dogwood: steeping it below the graft-union

Posted by njbiology Zone 7/6b%3B N (My Page) on
Wed, May 4, 11 at 16:29

Hi,

Can you get flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) on it's own roots by steeping it so that the graft-union is buried? Will it sprout roots causing the understock to rot-away and be replaced by the new root system, or will it die?

Thanks,
Steve


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RE: Can you root Flowering Dogwood: steeping it below the graft-u

The GRAFT will rot & then since the top will NOT have roots the top will die. so forget it.
Take cuttings of tip firm new growth4-6 inches long & apply 0.3% IBA (rooting hormone) stick in well drained soil & mist....bottom heat may help.


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