Trumpet Vine - Knowledgebase Question

Hamilton, NJ
Question by jgilsdorf
May 21, 2000
My friend has a beautiful Trumpet Vine growing over a stump in her yard. She said I am welcome to take clippings from it to plant in my yard. How is the best way to get it to root for planting? Do I need to take a clipping during a certain time of year?


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Answer from NGA
May 21, 2000

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late summer, or since it will be newly rooted, you could
shelter the plant over the winter in a cool yet protected spot
(a cold frame would be perfect) and then plant it in the
ground next spring.

Finally, you might try root cuttings. This works best in very early spring, but is worth a try any time. With a sharp flat spade,
dig straight down next to a shoot and try to separate it from
the main plant along with some attached roots. (Fill in the
resulting hole next to the parent vine.) Trim back the top
vine on your root cutting to about 18". Transplant
immediately to its new location; water it in well and mulch.
Keep the surrounding soil moist but not soggy until the
ground freezes this fall. (If traveling, keep the root wrapped in
moistened newspaper in a plastic bag, do not allow it to
either bake in hot sun or freeze.) late summer, or since it will be newly rooted, you could
shelter the plant over the winter in a cool yet protected spot
(a cold frame would be perfect) and then plant it in the
ground next spring.

Finally, you might try root cuttings. This works best in very early spring, but is worth a try any time. With a sharp flat spade,
dig straight down next to a shoot and try to separate it from
the main plant along with some attached roots. (Fill in the
resulting hole next to the parent vine.) Trim back the top
vine on your root cutting to about 18". Transplant
immediately to its new location; water it in well and mulch.
Keep the surrounding soil moist but not soggy until the
ground freezes this fall. (If traveling, keep the root wrapped in
moistened newspaper in a plastic bag, do not allow it to
either bake in hot sun or freeze.)

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