Bulbs Flower Basics Flower Beds & Specialty Gardens Flower Garden Garden Furniture Garden Gnomes Garden Seeds Garden Sheds Garden Statues Garden Tools & Supplies Gardening Basics Green & Organic Groundcovers & Vines Growing Annuals Growing Basil Growing Beans Growing Berries Growing Blueberries Growing Cactus Growing Corn Growing Cotton Growing Edibles Growing Flowers Growing Garlic Growing Grapes Growing Grass Growing Herbs Growing Jasmine Growing Mint Growing Mushrooms Orchids Growing Peanuts Growing Perennials Growing Plants Growing Rosemary Growing Roses Growing Strawberries Growing Sunflowers Growing Thyme Growing Tomatoes Growing Tulips Growing Vegetables Herb Basics Herb Garden Indoor Growing Landscaping Basics Landscaping Patios Landscaping Plants Landscaping Shrubs Landscaping Trees Landscaping Walks & Pathways Lawn Basics Lawn Maintenance Lawn Mowers Lawn Ornaments Lawn Planting Lawn Tools Outdoor Growing Overall Landscape Planning Pests, Weeds & Problems Plant Basics Rock Garden Rose Garden Shrubs Soil Specialty Gardens Trees Vegetable Garden Yard Maintenance

How to Split Rosemary Plants

How to Start Lemon Seeds Indoors - watch on youtube
How to Split Rosemary Plants

How to Split Rosemary Plants. The beautiful blue-green needle-like leaves of rosemary are a perfect accent in a herb or flower garden. This hardy bush is a woody shrub that can grow to 4 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet across. It should be pruned every three to five years to allow good air circulation and prevent fungal growth. Dividing woody shrubs...

The beautiful blue-green needle-like leaves of rosemary are a perfect accent in a herb or flower garden. This hardy bush is a woody shrub that can grow to 4 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet across. It should be pruned every three to five years to allow good air circulation and prevent fungal growth. Dividing woody shrubs isnít recommended. However, many woody shrubs have layered roots. These are stems that have made contact with the soil and formed roots. These layers can be cut from the mother plant and transplanted. This should be done in the fall to allow vigorous root growth before new top growth starts to form.
Things You'll Need
Sharp shovel or garden fork
Sharp knife
Watering can or garden hose
Water the plant well the day before you plan to divide it.
Dig the hole for the new rosemary plant with the shovel.
Gently loosen the soil around the layered root system using the shovel or garden fork.
Cut the layered root from the mother plant with a sharp knife.
Gently shake most of the dirt from the root system and spread the roots in the bottom of the prepared hole.
Cover the roots with dirt and gently pack it.
Gently water the new plant until the soil is very moist. You can use a watering can or a garden hose. Adjust the water pressure on the hose to a stream the size of a pencil to prevent eroding the soil around the new plant.
Tips & Warnings
Replant divisions at the same depth they were originally growing.
Water every other day the first week after planting. Each following week, allow one more day between watering until you are watering once a week. Continue the watering schedule through the first season.
Donít let the roots dry out. If you canít plant them immediately, wrap them with damp newspaper.

Check out these related posts