shrubs we can propagate now from branches, cuttings, etc

mary4b(4b WI)April 27, 2009

I was just noticing that my Hakuro Nishiki needs a hair cut, I forgot to cobble it this winter. I think I will cut a few of the naughty branches off and root them. It occurred to me...what other shrubs can be propagated by stem or root cuttings, or layering (I think that's the one where you pin a sprout down in the ground until it roots...)

Here are some that I have on my property which I would be curious if I could do the layering or stem cutting right now:

Red Twig Dogwood Elegantissima

Diablo Ninebark

Snowball Viburnum

Annabelle Hydrangea (This one I'm pretty postive can be done.)

Limelight Hydrangea?

Tardiva Hydrangea?

Bridalwreath Spirea

It would be cool to creat a list and see how many babies we could make this spring! :)

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WendyB(5A/MA)

Defintely dogwoods. One time I had some YEAR OLD red stem cuttings for decoration hanging around in my garage. I put them in a container for an accent. Before long they leafed out!!

ANd, I was just pruning my dogwood 'Ivory Halo' today. I didn't want to put the clippings in the passive compost pile because of that tendency to so easily root. So I stuck them in a large pot on the patio as a filler. I am curious to see how they do.

Spirea and forsythia easily layer. I pull up little plants all the time and give them to friends.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 9:01PM
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mary4b(4b WI)

Thanks Wendy!

I found this wonderful link...a nursery professional shows how to achieve soft stem cuttings at home. Very easy, very nice instructions...no cost! Also, there's a great list on which shrubs one can do...looks like most of mine are on the list.

Here is a link that might be useful: propagating shrubs from softwood cuttings

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 12:58AM
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treefarmer(z5IN)

I also have a Dappled Willow that I just planted about a week ago. I've already taken cuttings from it. Looks like it's going to be a fast growing monster in my garden! I love how the pinkish leaves almost look like flowers.

I took tip cuttings from several bushes including my 'Rosy Glow' japanese barberry. You have a lot of varieties I'm looking for in cuttings and/or plantlets and would love to pull a trade if your interested. I'm trying to build up my landscape a little.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 9:13AM
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reyesuela(z7a)

Winter jasmine--any branches that touch the ground root!!!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 4:02AM
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