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Message from Matt Nichol

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

James,

Not really a landscaping specific question. However I presume you are talking about Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' in which case, I would let the plants get established and then take cuttings once the plant has had a chance to establish over the summer, you can then propagate ready for next year and protect plants over winter.

Hope this helps.

Matt Nichol

Matt Nichol MSGD
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  • Posted: Thu. 4th June 2009 19:07

Taking cuttings

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi, James
Congrats on your latest acquisition. I am assuming your hawkshead is Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'? Only my opinion, but I think your plant might be too young to start taking cuttings. Give it a year to establish and grow a healthy, strong root and shoot system before taking cuttings. Since it is only four inches tall, I fear you wouldn't have much left after cuttings are taken, which could greatly weaken a plant this is still quite new. Perhaps wait until next spring/early summer to take softwood cuttings (usually the easiest, most successful fuchsia cuttings to take).
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Thu. 28th May 2009 00:04