HOW TO ROOT FORSYTHIA STARTS - Knowledgebase Question

Arlington, OR
Question by epdts
November 6, 2005
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO START ROOTING FROM JUNIPER AND FORSYTHIA PLANTS


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Answer from NGA
November 6, 2005

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Propagating forsythia over winter is easy. Just make a small wound in a stem at the point where it is about the thickness of a pencil, and fasten the wounded section of stem in a pot filled with potting soil. Don't detach the stem from the main plant until spring when the pot has filled with roots. You can also take softwood cuttings of new growth in late spring or early summer, or semihardwood cuttings in mid or late summer.

Tip cuttings are most common for evergreen plants such as juniper and generally give satisfactory results. Cut them about 4 to 10 inches long from stem tips, using stems one year or less in age. Make tip cuttings from the main shoot or long side branches. Large cuttings produce a usable plant in shorter time than small cuttings but may require more care while rooting. Junipers root best in spring.

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