Forum home Plants

Heather propagating

polbpolb Posts: 198
I'm thinking of having a go at propagating heathers from cuttings and I just wondered if anyone has had any success doing this? I've got a book with details about how to do it but wondered if it was harder than it sounds? Is it worth a go?



  • The method I know is to cover a plant with peaty compost leaving just the tips showing. Each shoot tip will grow roots and become an individual plant. 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • polbpolb Posts: 198
    ooh, that sounds different! I was going to try rooting some cuttings. I guess if your method works it must be fairly easy?!?! 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,319
    I agree with Dove's idea.
    I had a very overgrown heather some years ago. I lifted the plant and dug a hole much deeper then dropped the plant back in the hole and refilled so that just about 6" of tips remained above the soil. After a couple of years I had a new patch of heathers.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • polbpolb Posts: 198
    Wow, that's really good to know! Thank you!
Sign In or Register to comment.