Time to take lilac cutting is?

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Time to take lilac cutting is?

Postby kitkat » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:20 pm

Yesterday I had to prune a big branch from a lovely old lilac, it has some shoots down low that I have taken to strike, but is it the right time of year or am I wasting my time?
I had to prune a long branch that had gone right outside the rest of the plant as it was leaning over in the way of my new tank.I took the new growth shoots from low down the branch, with heels, and put them in hormone powder before planting in a pot. I have never had a lilac before so am a novice in timing and striking etc - any advice from the lilac sages? I'd love to have a few more to put along the fence if I can strike them.
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Re: Time to take lilac cutting is?

Postby bulborum » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:23 am

Lilacs sent out root suckers that can be dug in the fall and transplanted to another area of the garden
It will take these suckers about three years to become flowering size
Lilacs can also be layered and grafted

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Re: Time to take lilac cutting is?

Postby kitkat » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:28 pm

LOL Roland Smiles from SueB is my signature
Well I will hope the cuttings take and watch for some layers to poke through the ground.
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