Weigela Shrubs
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transplanting

Zone Granby, CT | sooze29 added on September 16, 2017 | Answered

I have a weigela bush that is 20 years old, 6-7' tall, planted when my daughter was born. We are moving and would like to have a piece of it in our new location. How would I go about doing that?

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    BushDoctor
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    Answered on September 16, 2017

    I recommend taking several cuttings just in case. there are several ways to take cuttings. Take multiple tips about 6-8 inches long, and cut them at angles on the bottom. Dip the ends in honey, and place them in some light soil mix, or peat moss, and perlite mixture.

    Next, mix a spoonful of honey, and a crushed aspirin tab (preferably non-coated) into a bottle of warm water. Water the new cuttings with this mixture.

    You will want to keep these new cutting moist, not wet, or dry but in between. Cover them with plastic if they dry too fast. Wait one or two weeks, and gently check for roots. Keep in this mixture until you see roots, then transplant.

    Here is an article for more information if you wanted to use other hormones: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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