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Tree peony

Last post 17-10-2017 2:05 AM by sleepy violet. 3 replies.

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  • 14/10/2017 09:59 AM
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    Please would someone tell me how to take cuttings from a Tree Peony? I have to cut it down and I would like to take some cuttings. Thanks sleepy violet

  • 16/10/2017 11:01 AM
    • Blackstart
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    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Hi sv, I'm pretty sure tree peonies do not root easily if at all from cuttings. Seed sowing and layering seem to be the most popular methods by home gardeners. I guess you've looked at this RHS page: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=711 Blackstart

  • 16/10/2017 02:33 PM
    • Nigel
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     As Blackstart mentiond  tree peonies are not easy from cuttings.The yellow tree peony comes from seed readily.

    This link referes to propagation  http://www.gardeningdatafiles.com/the-propagation-of-tree-peonies This ties up with my experience when I bought a hybrid that had been grafted onto a herbaceous root stock; unfortunately did not go on to produce it's own roots.

  • 17/10/2017 02:05 AM
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    Blackstart thanks and yes I do read the RHS pages first but it said there are 4 types of semi ripe cuttings and I didn't know which one it is. My yellow one Paeonia lutea ludlowii self seeds and I have had some success with the seedlings which have come true. The one I am trying to do now is red. I potted some pieces of dry stem that had a healthy bud and they seem to be doing well. Sleepy violet