TIME OF ROOT CUTTING FOR SWEET FERN PROPAGATION

SWEET FERN, COMPTONIA PEREGRINA, IS AN IMPORTANT NATIVE GROUND COVER AND EROSION CONTROL SHRUB IN NEW ENGLAND AND SOME MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES. PROPAGATION FROM SEED IS DIFFICULT AND COMPARATIVELY INEFFICIENT. ROOT CUTTINGS, 1/8" TO 1/4" IN DIAMETER, TAKEN DURING THE PERIOD FROM FEBRUARY 24 TO MAY 1, PRODUCED 80 PERCENT ROOTED CUTTINGS. ROOT SECTIONS TAKEN LATER (AFTER LEAF EMERGENCE) PRODUCED POOR RESULTS. THE ROOTED CUTTINGS SHOULD BE COVERED WITH APPROXIMATELY 1 IN OF SOIL, PLANTED ON 6 TO 8 FOOT CENTERS, AND PROTECTED WITH 2 IN OF WOOD CHIP MULCH IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR PERMANENT SHRUBBY COVER ON ROADSIDE SLOPES. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  USA  01003

    Massachusetts Department of Public Works

    100 Nashua Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02114

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hyde
    • Troll
    • Zak
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No R-5
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1972 12:00AM