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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    March 26, 2012
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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    May 5, 2012
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    Yes, you can take softwood cuttings from the tree for propagating. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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    Nikki on
    June 9, 2012
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    Have your soil tested. The soil may be low on phosphorus, which means you would get healthy growth, but no blooms.

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    Nikki on
    June 15, 2012
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    You will need to take a cutting from the plant. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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    Nikki on
    August 22, 2012
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    Young and newly planted trees will need frequent and deep watering at least once a week. Once established these trees do not need too much in the way of water (though bi-weekly watering helps) except in times of excessive heat or drought, which may require more.

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    Cheyenne on
    October 7, 2012
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    I have a smoke tree and have had it for about 10 years. Every year (most usually in the Fall) I trim it. In the Fall of last year I trimmed it right back taking all the branches off and leaving the trunk only (about 2 feet from the ground). This summer I got just as many compliments on my smoke tree as I have every year. Since I had never trimmed it back quite so dramatically before I was a bit concerned on how it would grow. It was beautiful and very full.

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    Nikki on
    November 14, 2012
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    Both plants are deciduous and will drop their leaves during fall, so there's no need in worrying about them being eaten. They should be fine left as is.

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