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My hawkshead is a bought cutting it arrived about 5 weeks ago. It appears healthly bushy about 4 four inches tall. I had hoped to take some cuttings but leaves are very small compact and delicate looking any advice.

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  • Posted: Tue. 26th May 2009 00:11

Taking cuttings

Reply from Kathy C

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

Too young

Reply from Matt Nichol

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
http://www.broadviewgardendesign.co.uk
http://www.sgd.org.uk

  • Posted: Thu. 4th June 2009 19:07