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Re: watershoots/suckers?

Speaking of suckers, my blackhaw viburnum is putting up some suckers this year.
Are they worth propagating does anyone know?

On Apr 9, 2005 6:40 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
<4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> I've seen crabapple trees with suckers shooting straight up all around and I
> know that's something they are prone to and that they should be removed.  I
> think they are called watersprouts?  Anyway, several years back someone
> stuck a Fr. Fiala Lilac in the shady terrace garden at our display gardens.
> Eventually they figured out it didn't belong there and moved it over to a
> bed that eventually came into the possession of my nursery group.  I need
> more room for growing plants for resale and want to move the Lilac, two
> viburnums, and a Lavatera  out of this bed that mostly consists of
> Hydrangeas and a few Korean Rhodies.  Besides, they shouldn't be in
> shade............which brings me back to the Lilac.  This full sized
> specimen (about 5 ft, small leaved - I'm unsure of species, but a dwarf of
> some kind)  has what appears to be a couple hundred watershoots, about 8
> inches tall, at its base.  I've seen suckers from Syringa vulgaris, but not
> like this.  It looks like a plant's response to stress  - could that stress
> be the result of moving too often or trying to survive in shade?
> My main question is whether these shoots might be worth propagating.  Of
> course, I won't really know what's there until we dig it up.  If they can be
> removed with some roots, I'd like to give it a try.  If they aren't
> salvageable, they still should be removed, right?  Any ideas as to whether
> this effort might be worthwhile?
> Kitty
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