Re: snowball bush

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Posted by Newt on April 29, 2003 at 02:08:06:

In Reply to: snowball bush posted by Jennifer on April 24, 2003 at 16:53:54:

: My daughter had given me a few branches of a snowball bush. The snowball bush had been neglected. The branches were weepy when I had gotten home. I put them in water over night. This morning I had nicked them and applied rooting hormone and planted them . They still look weepy to me. Can someone tell me if rooting hormone works and also whether I need to do something different? Looking forward to replies , Jennifer

Hi Jennifer,

Cuttings should be kept cool if not put immediately in water. Best to put them directly in water once cut. Fresh cuts work best if they have been stressed or allowed to dry out and then dipped in rooting hormone after rehydration in water. Cuttings should be of softwood and best done before the plant blooms. The cutting should be put in a rooting medium after dipping in rooting hormone and not planted in soil unless tented.

Now that you're feeling like you've done it all wrong, try these sites and see if they help. :-)

http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06970.htm
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8700.html
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/greenhouse/ornamentals/prop.html
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_MG108

You might be able to get more cuttings and try again if you can't salvage them.

Best of luck,
Newt

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