Re: Acuba/black thumbs in Manhattan

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Posted by Newt on June 23, 2003 at 19:42:30:

In Reply to: Acuba/black thumbs in Manhattan posted by scot on June 22, 2003 at 15:10:43:

: we have a good size yet shady garden in manhattan. We
: have had our best luck with bushes and tree transplanted from our friends gardens"city soil".
: We are not gardeners, but seem to be having good luck
: with Acuba. My question ; Can we take clippings and
: grow roots...and plant them....if so how do you do
: that ? please help...scot and april

Hi Scot and April,
Yes, you can take cuttings and root them. I would say to take cuttings of new growth that hasn't developed any bark yet,called soft wood cuttings. Also try semi hardwood too. Here's some sites that explain how.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_MG108
http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06970.htm

Good luck,
Newt

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