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Propagating Deutzia Scabra

BigladBiglad Posts: 3,036
Afternoon all,

I got this chap as a bare-root at the end of last year but it seems to have a little buddy now that it is starting to put on some growth ;) 

At what point could/should I separate them? I've read that propagation normally is from softwood cuttings but I presume that junior is growing from the same rootball. Can I just cut a chunk of root off with the little fella to create a new, separate plant?

East Lancs


  • BigladBiglad Posts: 3,036
    edited June 2021
    I couldn't resist so I've butchered the mother plant to separate junior :o   

    East Lancs
  • CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 402
    @Biglad I've no idea if that was the right thing to do but I would have done the same! It's actually quite therapeutic looking from the top photo to the bottom one!
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,761
    I came across a number of these plants on a local common at the weekend. The common was used as an army camp for Canadian soldiers during WW1 and WW2 and apparently the locals donated plants to create gardens in the camp. Only the foundations of the camp remains but there are quite a few plant survivers still thriving including the deutzias.
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 3,036
    I hope mine survive that long @steephill ;) 

    I know what you mean @Camelliad. I quite enjoyed slicing junior off and putting in its own pot. Fingers crossed I haven't damaged either/both.
    East Lancs
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