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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

28/05/19 - cataloguing propagation updates - Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' , quite a lovely coloured Salix in winter. Hardwood cuttings, salix is quite easy to root, 5 out of 5 taken. Snipped of all side shoots to leave one leader on each.

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richard.spicer.7906

#salix #hardwoodcutting #propagation-hardwoodcuttings #salix-propagation #salixalbavarvitellinabritzensis #salix-alba #salixalba #coralbarkwillow

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QT

Wow how cool 😎 you have such a green thumb 💚💚💚 👍

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rosiebug

💚💚👍🏻🌿🌿

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cyndi

So awesome... 😊

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johninbrighton

Brilliant.

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks QT 😊🙏🏼 - apologies for late reply, currently in study mode at moment. So many different techniques for propagating plants, it has been fascinating learning about many of them and putting it into practice @QT

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks June 😊 @rosiebug

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richard.spicer.7906

@cyndi 😊🙏🏼 so easy to do Salix though to be fair, I would have been quite disappointed if it hadn’t of worked. Not all my grafts have worked unfortunately but it was a exceptionally warm start to spring and I think they started growing before they had fully fused. You win some you lose some 🙃

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks John 😊👍🏼 @johninbrighton

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Chris, I haven’t tried rose cuttings specifically yet, but I understand semi ripe cuttings are a good cutting to take. I’ve certainly grafted some roses and will be doing more this week and next - have you tried rose cuttings? @cfsimmons

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richard.spicer.7906

Great job Chris 👏🏼😊 sounds like it was a success, I’ll certainly try maybe later this year. Have already taken a number of other cuttings with success, penstemon, fuchsia, pelargonium, plectranthus, hydrangea. Helenium has a hollow stem so normal cuttings will not work and will just die. You’ll need to take basal stem cuttings and when they are young - those shoots at the very base of the plant, just as they emerge from soil, as these are not hollow and therefore should root ok @cfsimmons

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