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Red osier dogwood

Discussion in 'Nursery' started by Polish hammer, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Polish hammer

    Polish hammer ArboristSite Lurker

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    I have a field I want to have grow up and get thicker it is now just an open field and I have been planting spruce and pines and have noticed this spring that red dogwood is popping up in areas.. most the little bushes are about knee high if I trim them back at a young age will this help put growth on or with them being so small and young should I leave them for a few years? Maybe add some fertilizer?
     
  2. Jason Douglas

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    Cutting them back once established can lead to a strong flush of growth. Generally used when older stems start to color fade and new emerging growth is bright red.
     
  3. Polish hammer

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    Do you know anything about planting cuttings?
     
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    Yes, we took small, about 3-5" tip cuttings and put them in a soilless media with some sand in late winter. Don't recall if dipping in a rooting compound was necessary or not.
     

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