Growing Tree from Sucker
We have suckers growing at the base of our Mountain Ash. If we try to root and grow one of the suckers, will it become a tree in the end or only become a branch? What is the best way to root it if you say it is possible?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You can grow a new tree from the suckers. If you dig around the base of the sucker, check to see if it has its own root system. If it does, you can simply dig it out and cut it away from the parent plant. Then place it in a pot and give it plenty of water until you see new growth. Then it can be planted out in the ground. If you do not see that it has its own root system, scrape a little bark away from below the soil line on the sucker and then cover the wound back up with soil. Check back every month or so until you see roots develop and then follow the instructions above.