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Tree Peony question

Postby Linda B » Jun 04, 2013 6:41 am

I have a tree peony that is getting leggy. I know it can be pruned and new growth will develop below the cut, so I'm not worried about pruning it. But the cut pieces will be fairly long and I thought what a waste. So my question is: do you think the cuttings would take if I pealed off some bark at the botom, put some rooting hormone on it, and planted it in my garden bed fairly deep ? Would it take ?

I have a feeling it won't and wonder if I shouldn't bother wasting my time and hope !
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Re: Tree Peony question

Postby Laura » Jun 04, 2013 10:48 am

Usually a root is needed to grow a new peony plant,although I only have a regular one I imagine the cutting method would not work for the tree type.
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