Re: [gardeners] Sassafras

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sat, 24 Oct 1998 01:27:39 -0500

Hi Linda,
    You're not supposed to ask all those questions! I reallly don't know the
answer. I checked my reference for native plants, no answers. Sorry that I
can't b e anymore help.
    Bastrop Co.,Tx

Linda Baranowski-Smith wrote:

> >Hi Linda,
> >    You can also propagate Sassafras by root cuttings.
> >Allen
> >Bastrop Co.,Tx
> >
> Hi Allen,
> Other than buying and transplanting, I have never propagated trees by any
> means.  Well, I'll take that back.  I've started oaks with acorns by just
> sticking them in the ground.  Is this method of propagating by root
> cuttings as simple as it sounds?  Just cut a piece of root and stick it in
> the soil?  What is the best size of root to use?  Does it have to be cut a
> certain way?  Should it be started with a little rooting hormone in a pot
> with potting mix or can it be started in the outside soil?  When is the
> best time to do this?  Spring?  Anytime?  TIA for the lessons!
> Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5