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I have a question. I hope someone can help me.
Due to the strong winds, this weekend my Choisya - ternata Sundance bush was blown down.
The wind was so strong that only the root was left on the ground. I wonder if the bush will re-grow roots -just where the damage happened or if replanting some of its branches is possible - How?
I will appreciate any advise.

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I suspect not if it only has roots left, particularly if the roots are damaged because they are quite woody roots. . It would need some shoots really if it's going to grow again! But I suppose it's worth a try Firm it in well and perhaps mulch with compost then cross fingers!!

15 Nov, 2009


I suppose you won't lose anything by trying some cuttings from the poor shrub. My RHS book says they should be semi-ripe and taken in the summer - but it's still worth a go. Good luck. I'm sorry to hear of another casualty of the gales!

Welcome to GOY, by the way!

15 Nov, 2009


Yes, welcome from me too. No harm in trying.

16 Nov, 2009


Welcome from me as well - I'd follow Paul's advice and wait and see what happens - these shrubs do shoot from old wood, you might be lucky and it might regrow from the existing roots. You'll have to wait a while though, for it to get a decent size! Must have been really bad where you are for the shrub to get torn to pieces like that.

16 Nov, 2009

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