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By Bannon

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is it possible to take a cutting from a mature fushia bush

On plant have no idea was in the garden when we moved inWest Dumbarton Scotland



I took some cuttings from my fuschia bush earlier this year and they have taken very well. You could try doing them now and keep them in a cold frame, but I would say August is best, cut off the tips of branches about a fingers length (soft wood) and stick into compost about halfway down the stems, put on the window sill and keep moist. They may not all take but you should have a good success rate. Plant out next spring. In April cut the mother plant well back, nearly to ground level and it will grow back lovely, I did this with mine and thought I had killed it but it bounced back once the weather warmed up.
Good luck.

17 Sep, 2011


It's not the perfect time, but worth a try now as Fuchsias root easily. If that doesn't work have another go next summer.

17 Sep, 2011


They often root most readily when they have just got going in the new season. If you want to try now choose cuttings without flower buds, and if there aren't any, remove those that are there. I think you would stand the best chance at this time of year in water on a light windowsill with not too much direct sun, where it is warm and you can keep an eye on them. If they root pot them up before the roots get very long, and keep them from going dormant over the winter if you have anywhere suitable.

17 Sep, 2011

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