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failed to root

Posted by baxb none (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 10, 11 at 17:16

My friend has a beautiful leycesteria. For the last 2 years i have failed to root a single cutting. Ive tried diff times, diff soils, in and outdoors, misting, tips, softwood, diff lengths....
I must be missing out something. I can get as many cuttings as i need. The last time was 3months ago which i thought be ok as it started new leaf growth but then it died. Am i doing something wrong with the bamboo type stems? Also how do i sow the berries? Il try this if next cuttings fail. Do i plant whole berry or do i get the seeds out from inside the berry and how to tell if ready to sow?

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RE: failed to root

Remove & clean seed from berry...then lightly cover seed soil temp for germination 65-70F Taking 30-60 days to germinate.,....
Take a hardwood cutting (August through December)Suggest you use 0.8% IBA (Rooting hormone) Please note the strength of the hormone.....stick in well drained soil & mist

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