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PlantFiles How-to's: Can I take cuttings from my hedges?

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JayEagle
Llangollen
United Kingdom

May 18, 2009
5:08 AM

Post #6563410

Folks, can anyone advise me on taking cuttings from hedges, please? I have a beautiful hedge in my garden comprising of beech, privet, and hawthorn and my husband has recently trimmed it down. I have another area that I would like to plant with hedging and instead of buying expensive plants from a garden centre, I thought it might be possible to take cuttings from the existing hedge.

I am a novice gardener, so I really need to know if I can do this and if so, how?

Many thanks, Jay

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2009
12:38 PM

Post #6564101

Beech - no
Privet - yes
Hawthorn - no

Needless to say, the least interesting one is the easiest to propagate ;-)

Resin
JayEagle
Llangollen
United Kingdom

May 19, 2009
10:56 AM

Post #6569018

Darn it! Thanks Resin... I appreciate your advice. Last year I tried the rooting powder and it didn't work on ANY of them! Must not have green fingers!

How do the garden centres do it? They must start somewhere?... sorry if I'm a bit dense but I really do want to learn...

Many thanks, Jay

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 19, 2009
2:58 PM

Post #6569843

Beech and Hawthorn are usually raised from seeds

Resin
JayEagle
Llangollen
United Kingdom

May 26, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6599792

Oh, okay... maybe I will just buy them in the end!

Thanks for your time :)

Jay


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