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Managing Trees & Shrubs in August

With August approaching, it's a great time to start planning the cutting of your shrubs for next season's growth.

August is a good month for taking semi-ripe cuttings of shrubs and trees. Use this season's new growth for cutting material.

Cuttings to take now include hydrangeas, evergreen ceanothus, cornus, buddleia, philadelphus, deutzia and berberis. You will want to take the cuttings and pot them individually. Place the pots outdoors in a lightly shaded area and water from time to time.

Late next spring, you will be able to plant your cuttings where they will be able to grow.

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