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Has anyone taken cuttings  from Broom . ? I planted several broom shrubs  3 years ago .I have since narrowed my borders . My problem is that they are now too near the front. also too big, I would like to move them to the back . 

But do they move ok ? ,  or is cuttings an idea ? 

I know that I could just trim back but  the last time I killed it because I didnt realise that you couldnt  cut into the old wood - so on this point - if I stick to cutting the green growth back I should be ok -maybe !


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,990

    Sadly they whate being moved. They would die. Cuttings are so easy, that the professionals take a bundle of material, roll them up in tape and put them all in to root together.

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    Thanks  Berghill I will leave them where they are and take cuttings in the late spring.   

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    Thanks Verdun , I will check out Lena and the other compact ones.  I will also try cutting back . 

    When  do you hard prune please ?

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