Propagating vibernum bodnantense

What's the best way to propagate a vibernum bodnantense?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Hardwood cuttings now. It may grow from soft wood cuttings but I've never tried it.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,918

    Mine sends out suckers a about 6 inch from the original plants. I cut them off with a sharp spade and replant.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Mine sends out suckers that are right up against the parent and I can't get them out, making a very tight bush and difficulty pruning out the old stems.

    That may be due to the high brick and concrete content of my soil

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,199

    Self layers too!

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,726

    Will give it a go this weekend - love plants for free!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Mine's too upright to self layer, I'll give it some helpimage

  • Thanx all. Haven't got a parent plant myself so hardwood cuttings will suit me better. Wish me luck!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    I'm sure you'll do fine HBimage

  • Was tidying up my aunt's borders yesterday and guess what was lurking behind the shed - yup, in all it's fragrant glory.  So have a couple of layers on the go ????

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    That's great HB

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