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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.


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.

    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.

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

    This seemed very helpful...step by step. Hope it helps. I love rooting plants or starting plants. Saves money, :D

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

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