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Caryopteris Plant cuttings

Hell everyone
My neighbour has a beautiful blue flowering Caryopteris shrub, which is constantly covered in bees.  She has said I can take cuttings from it.  Any ideas as to when and how, to get the best results growing it from a cutting?
As usual, replies very much appreciated.
nikki7

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    If you scroll down to the propagation section, you'll see how to do it. I think most varieties will be similar for doing cuttings  :)

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/97161/i-caryopteris-i-%C3%97-i-clandonensis-i-heavenly-blue/details

    Most plants of this type are done by semi ripe or ripe cuttings, but they can be done by hardwood ones as well. Time of year just dictates the nature of them. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hi Fairygirl
    Many thanks for the quick response and a link to my question about propagating caryopteris.  (Unfortunately I couldn't open the link for some reason)!  Anyway, I have now found the answer elsewhere online.  Thanks again
    Nikki7
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    edited September 2021
    Oh that's a shame. Sorry about that.
    Glad you've got something though. Good luck - and come back again if you have any problems   :)
    I'll try not to give you duff links next time  ;)


    P.S. I've just tried it too and I get the error page. That's a pain.  :/

    I tried typing in the first part, up to the 97161 bit, and it worked. Typical!
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    I've taken cuttings from Caryopteris with a very good strike rate; I snipped off small shoots in June/July and rooted them in sharp sand in a shady sheltered spot outdoors; I think I've also done them in water. I would give some a go now if you can find any non flowering shoots; they root fast, although there isn't much time for the plants to establish before winter now. I'm not sure how easy they are from hardwood cuttings but that would be worth a try.

    How to Propagate Caryopteris – Growing The Home Garden
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Yes - I wouldn't have thought hardwood cuttings would be so easy @Loxley , but it seems they can be done.
    The ones you've done would be the most likely method for success though   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks once again folks. 
    I'll try a few cuttings now, and if not successful I'll try again June July time next year.
    nikki7
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Good luck - let us know how you get on @nikki 7   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • I will.  And thanks Fairygirl
    Nikki7

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