Ask a Question forum: Question on cuttings

Views: 196, Replies: 2 » Jump to the end
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Mar 24, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Last year I took a cutting from a Privet hedge, it was a single, long branch. The buds on the cutting are sprouting for spring to form new branches on all sides, normally the branches on the shrub don't do this they only get longer and longer. So do cuttings get some hormone change to tell them to branch out and form a new shrub instead of a long branch?
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Moonhowl
Mar 24, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Gee, I think it all hinges on the roots. The branches don't have them, but the shrub does. Your cutting has been changed from a branch to a sprouting trunk, so there has to be some sort of trigger that causes that change. So, I would say there is certainly something occurring, and it is quite possibly hormonal.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Moonhowl
Mar 24, 2015 8:48 PM CST
Hi Keith, Here is a bit of info you may find helpful.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutting_%28plant%29

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hair-raising"