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Hello one & all
I have a lovely tall ceanothus in full flower at the moment and would like to take some cuttings. Has anyone got any advice on doing so - or had any success taking them? I've tried but without success before. My questions are:- Do I take the cutting with a heel or just below a leaf node? Do I use hormone rooting powder? Do I cover the cuttings with a plastic bag? All & any answers very much appreciated.
3 inch semi ripe cuttings, cut just below leaf node.use rooting powder, and free draining compost. water once, let drain and put in covered propagator ( no heat) or use plastic bag method.
I think I did mine in July, but I tend to take cuttings whenever anyone offers them
Many thanks 'fidgetbones'. Really appreciate the information. I'm off to take some cuttings now - and hopefully have some success this time! Thanks again
You could take some now and some in a months time which will be a bit riper. I find semi ripe cuttings a bit hit and miss. Sometimes they root in a week , sometimes take a month.
You dont want shoots that have already flowered.
Sometimes with cuttings it is down to the weather. Last year was very late season. This year is early. Try a few as soon as the shoots are semi ripe. I took buddleja cuttings a month ago, which was totally the wrong time, and most of them have rooted. Could you pm me where you live?' For all I know you could be, in the next road. I thought I was the only forker in Nottingham..
Hello again fidgetbones
Thanks very much once again for the info on ceanothus cuttings. I will give it another go. I live on the Foxhill Road in Carlton - and you? Also, I have an allotment plot on the Robin Hood Allotments, which is on Cavendish Road. Small world eh!