Propagation of Pyracantha - Knowledgebase Question

New York City, NY
Question by rosaryzap
August 31, 1999
How do you propagate a pyracantha and when is the best time of year to do it?


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Answer from NGA
August 31, 1999

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You can propagate a pyracantha from seeds collected in late winter or semi-ripe stem cuttings taken in late summer. Semi-ripe wood is that which grew during the current year and has just begun to form bark on the outside of the stem. Take a 6"-8" stem and remove the lower leaves. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and place the cutting in a container of moistened potting soil. Keep potted cuttings in a protected area outdoors ( a cold-frame is ideal). The cuttings should develop roots by the following spring and can be transplanted into the garden.

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