Hardiness Zone: 6a
By Lynn37643 from Elizabethton, TN
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By Janus 10/02/2009
There are two ways that I have found to be successful.
(1) Take a lower branch of a big bush that almost touches the ground and lay it on the ground. Weight it down and put some soil over it where it touches the ground and cover with mulch. The branch will take root. By the next year and you can cut off the connecting part and dig up your new bush.
(2) The easiest and quickest way is to simply cut off a piece and put it in a container of water until it grows roots. Keep it out of the wind and be sure to add more water as needed.
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Can anyone tell me how to root a Yellow Bell bush?
Hardiness Zone: 8a
Heidi from Mccalla, AL
By Beth from MA
You can cut or prune the plant after it blooms. Put your cuttings in a bucket of water and let them make roots, then plant them. Or, the easier way is to just stick the cut branch into the ground and it will root right there. Keep the soil moist.
You can also layer a branch from your plant. Do this by bending down a branch to the ground. Make a small cut on the underside of the branch so that it makes good contact with the soil. Hold it down with something heavy like a rock. When it roots, you can cut it away from the mother plant. You'll have a baby plant to dig and place in some other spot.
Or you can let the branches from the plant grow long enough to arch the tip of the branch over to the ground naturally. The place where the tip of the branch touches the ground will root and grow another plant. Or you can hold it down the same way you would layer the plant until it roots. Good luck and happy gardening. (04/04/2008)
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