Re: [gardeners] Sassafras

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 11:11:05 -0400

>> >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

>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.
>    Allen
>    Bastrop Co.,Tx

LOL Allen!  Here I thought I'd take the easy way out and get my answer from
you.  Darn, now I have to look it up. :)  That's ok.  I appreciate your
reply.  Maybe someone else will tell us both how to propagate sassafras
with root cuttings.

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5