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Red-flowering manuka

I 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?

 

MANUKA 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.

Weekend 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.

Andrew Maloy Weekend Gardener


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