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Rooting Cuttings of Holly and Forsythia


 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Rooting Cuttings of Holly and Forsythia Reply with quote

I have received a small english holly and I don't know if it is female or male. But up my road there is a female plant for sure and I was wondering if I could take a cutting at this date? I live in Europe and there is also a lovely weigela and forsythia bush in the garden and I wonder ig I can take cuttings from them? I want to root all of them in water and I am a cheapskate so no rooting hormone. Can this be possible? If I grow seeds from holly are they guaranteed growth and gender?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weigela and forsythia will grow from cuttings if placed in sharp sand especially hardwood cuttings. As for growing Holly from seed, The seed will have put down inhibitors to prevent germination until conditions are right so they need stratification over winter and maybe two winters, you could use a pestle and mortar to bypass this stage or freezer or you could wrap the seed in a long Sugan (Straw rope) place the seed along the rope where you want them to germinate place on ground in shallow trench and pee on it, Next year you will have new germinated holly hedge MAGIC.................... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Weigela and forsythia will grow from cuttings if placed in sharp sand especially hardwood cuttings. As for growing Holly from seed, The seed will have put down inhibitors to prevent germination until conditions are right so they need stratification over winter and maybe two winters, you could use a pestle and mortar to bypass this stage or freezer or you could wrap the seed in a long Sugan (Straw rope) place the seed along the rope where you want them to germinate place on ground in shallow trench and pee on it, Next year you will have new germinated holly hedge MAGIC.................... Laughing


I asked about cuttings also and about growing them in water and then slowly acclimatising them to soil. Would that work or can I use compost as I do not have sharp sand.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No they won't grow in water
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