WISH to grow more red-flowering manuka. I note that although the
shrubs set seed prolifically, no seedlings appear in the vicinity.
I presume the plants are non-fertile. What are the procedures for
increasing the plants? Do they grow from division or cuttings?
hybrids can be grown from semi-hardwood cuttings taken between March
and May. Take 10-15cm cuttings, dip them in a semi-hardwood hormone
rooting powder and plant in a loose, free-draining potting mix.
Vigorous shoots have the best strike rate.
Gardener, Issue 96, 2002, Page 22
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.