Trees and Shrubs forum: Crape Myrtle - Starting New Plants from Suckers

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
May 28, 2018 7:56 AM CST
I have a large 'Victor' crape myrtle that I want to get a start of so I can remove the original plant. Unfortunately, I put it too close to the magnolia and the magnolia won, so am looking for information about starting crape myrtles from suckers, because the CM is probably too big to successfully transplant.

I thought about just putting the sucker cuttings in water to root and was wondering if anyone had success with this. Or should I take cuttings from the tips of the mature plant? Does it matter? Would it be better to just put the cuttings in a sand/peat mixture to root? Any advice would be appreciated!



Vickie
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jun 4, 2018 4:55 PM CST
I would do the sand/peat method and just to be on the safe side use a rooting hormone. They generally root easily. Good luck.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Jun 4, 2018 10:05 PM CST
Thanks, Alice!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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