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#57875 Jun 4th, 2007 at 09:42 AM
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My next door neighbor has a huge honeysuckle plant. She said I was welcome to take as many cuttings as I would like. I cut a bunch last night, and I trimmed them down, took the leaves off a few nodes and put them in water.

Has anyone done cuttings like this? How well do they work? Should I go and spring for rooting hormone? How long does it take to get a plant that's ready to be put into the ground? Is the rooting hormone a better way to go than the water?

Thanks! I am a little excited about it, and if it works, I'll go to my father-in-law's and get some cuttings of a trumpeter vine. He's got several that are beautiful. I also have a co-worker who has a pink lemonade variety, and I'd love to get some cuttings from hers, too.

manderlyh #69790 Jun 19th, 2007 at 03:43 AM
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I never tried honeysuckle or trumpet vine cuttings. I would think if the stem is vetry woody it needs the hormone stuff. If its ;new; growth {new this spring} it should have its natural growth hormone and do ok in water.


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Wrennie #70586 Jun 19th, 2007 at 04:29 PM
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I have take cutting new and old wood of honeysucle. I just stick it in the griund and they took off. I took about two weeks. I have three different honeysuckles from cuttings.


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Last Fall I whacked the heck out of the Honeysuckles on Hummingbird House. Today I went weeding in there.... There are hundreds of stems that took root where I left them. Honeysuckle is very easily rooted in water or soil or....

Wild Willy #71825 Jun 20th, 2007 at 10:30 PM
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The ones I had in water started to rot. I will have to see if I can get them to take root in the ground, like oyu guys have mentioned. We have this old rickety fence that is falling apart, and I really want to cover it with something before we can afford to put up a new one.



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