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Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ftshane, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. ftshane

    ftshane LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a couple of forsythia bushes and I would like to "root" branches from these existing bushes in order to develop a property barrier.

    What is the best time of year to do this and how long will it take to develop a new bush?

    I'm in Connecticut.

    I'm open to any suggestions to accomplish this task.

  2. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    from experience, these forsythias are very easy to propagate. I have stuck cut stems directly into the ground with success.

    so you say you want to "root" from the branches, easy, bent them to the ground and cover them up, no problem, mulch well over winter. you could add bone meal or other fertilizer if you like.

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