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Clondoolusk
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: Skimmia temptationg Reply with quote

Hi, does anybody know if cuttings can be taken from skimmia temptation to produce new plants? These are beautiful this time of year but on the pricey side!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Skimmia plants are often started by tip cuttings. The cuttings are started in a greenhouse or windowsill in either mid-summer or during the winter dormant season months of November to February. Use a mixture of 50%r sand and 50% peat moss. Temptation is a self fertile one, cuttings taken in early summer are more difficult to get started (my opinion) while you could have a much better strike rate in Late Autumn /winter if you provide bottom heat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks greengage, might sound like a silly question but when you say tip cuttings what exactly do you mean? Also am I too late to try now using my existing plants?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from the top of the plant, usually in spring they would be called soft wood cuttings,
Not too late i would go ahead.
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