For shrubs that flower later in the season and have put on growth this year, such as Philadelphus and deutzias
, it is necessary to take extra care pruning and be more selective.
flower on one-year-old wood so any pruning should be carried out immediately after flowering.
are very easy shrubs to grow, repaying a small amount of maintenance with lots of flower-power.
Take semi-ripe cuttings to propagate shrubs such as deutzias
, escallonias and weigelas.
We have two deutzias
, one of the prettiest of early-flowering shrubs, that have been laden with a sugar-pink bloom.
Plants suitable for cuttings include: Deciduous shrubs - forsythia, deutzias
, buddleia, cornus, ribes Climbers - vines, lonicera, jasminum Fruit - gooseberries, all currants and figs Trees - poplars and willows The first step is to select a stem from a plant, and where the current sections and previous year's growth meet, trim the cutting to 20cm if taken from a tree or shrub and 5-8cm if taken from a smaller specimen.
Other shrubs used include spiraeas, syringas (philadeiphus), weigelas and deutzias