Starting a Hedge with Forsythia Clippings

I have these bushes at work and would like to make a hedge using them. Can I root them to do so?

Hardiness Zone: 7a

Helen from Baltimore MD

Ad
Filter: All Articles Sort: Relevance

A friend of mine started a hedge with cuttings from our Forsythia. She just stuck them in the groound, no rooting in water, and they took off & she has a beautiful hedge all around the back of her property.

Trish in CT

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

its not forstyia, its just a green hedge that is quite nice does anyone know how to root it or what it is called?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Answer

Can you start a hedge with forsythia clippings. Just put them in soil is what I heard. Is it true?

Susan from Hamilton

Answers:

Starting a Hedge with Forsythia Clippings

I have rooted some cut branches of forsythia just by putting them in water to start roots growing. Then I plant the rooted branches. I have also just stuck some in the ground without rooting them first, pulling the leaves off the branch that is under ground. Sometimes branches on already established bushes will hang down low enough and will root into the ground and these can be pulled up and planted somewhere else to make a row. It doesn't take long at all to establish a nice row of forsythia. (04/30/2005)

By Arlene

Starting a Hedge with Forsythia Clippings

Wait until after it blooms for the best results. I have used a milk jug with water to root cuttings. Very easy, privet hedges and most anything trimmed can be started this way. hormone powder works good but not necessary (05/02/2005)

By Diamondee

Starting a Hedge with Forsythia Clippings

Years ago, my neighbor showed me how to start new Forsythia's from existing plants. He would take the longer branches, and just bend them over and put them in a hole and cover with dirt. After several weeks, he would "clip" the branch mid way between the older plant and the recently planted branch, thus he had a new Forsythia plant that was very healthy looking! (05/02/2005)

By Debbie

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Ad
In This Article
Forsythia
Starting a Forsythia From a Cutting
Next >︎
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening CuttingsJune 2, 2007
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Related Guides
Hedge Trimmers
Sharpening Hedge Trimmers
Pruning a Hedge
Pruning a Hedge
Grass Clippings On Sidewalk
Using Grass Clippings That Have Weed Killer On Them
Forsythia Hedge
Pruning a Forsythia Hedge
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on May 25, 2016 at 12:07:36 PM on 10.0.1.46 in 427 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
 
To Top
Loading Something Awesome!