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Has anyone rooted a new forsythia plant by putting clippings right in the ground and watering faithfully?

I know it can be done by putting clippings in water, but was wondering about in dirt.

 
whitepeppers

Asked by whitepeppers at 6:41 PM on Jun. 29, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Want the best way - if you can - take one of the stems and scrape off the bottom of the "Bark" off and then bury that in the ground - still attached to the parent plant. Give it a while, watering it, and it should put out roots and be able to be pruned off the parent bush. You can do the same with roses.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:41 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • no, i haven't..but that's how my mom has always done her rose bushes. just snips it off and sticks it in the ground. she's got a lot of rose bushes.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:42 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • http://www.wikihow.com/Root-Forsythia
    This seemed very helpful...step by step. Hope it helps. I love rooting plants or starting plants. Saves money, :D
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 3:50 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

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