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Name: Keith
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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
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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)
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Moonhowl
Mar 24, 2015 8:48 PM CST
Hi Keith, Here is a bit of info you may find helpful.


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