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    Thread: Climbing roses

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      Climbing roses

      I have some William Baffin climbing roses and I was curious if I can make a hedge out of one plant.
      I was thinking of taking the 3rd year tall canes and bending them down into an arch. Then planting that top part into the ground.
      If I do that will it grow roots and establish itself into another plant? Enabling me to continue as it sends out canes long enough to form an arch again.

      Thoughts?

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      I have had success rooting roses and other woody shrubs by doing what you described. Is your William Baffin on it's own roots, or is it grafted onto a root stock? If the rose is on it's own roots and is doing well in your area it may work just fine.
      If it is grafted it may not do well but it's still worth a try.
      I start new bushes by "bricking" (weighing down a cane/stem so it will take root with a rock or brick) to make new bushes on hard to root varieties. Sometimes I scrape the bark off of where the cane/stem touches the soil to encourage rooting.
      The only difference with what I do is that I cut the cane/stem free after it is well established and later lift the rooted part to a new location. Hope it works well for you.

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      Thank you for explaining how you get them to root!
      Mine is growing from its own roots. I bought 3 bushes 3yrs ago and have left them to grow. One bush I'm going to take one of the babies/runners and move it to a new location. It for my biggest bush I wanted to try making a hedge under my windows. I really like your idea and think I might go ahead and do it that way

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      I hope you have enough time left in your warm (active growing) season for the roots to establish them selves well enough to survive the winter there. You may want to leave the cane(s) you want to root attached to the parent plant until spring when new growth begins and then separate the new plant when you are sure it has a good root system. I wish you success!

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