How to propagate plants by hardwood cuttings

4. Be patient

Place the container outside where it doesn’t receive direct sunlight. Rain, wind, frost, low temperatures and the elements in general will take good care of your hopes.

5. See the roots and replant

By the end of summer you may expect to see some roots growing outside of the container through the drainage holes. This is very good! But wait, don’t plant you cuttings now as the weather is warm.
You need to be patient. In the summer you can smoothly feed your cuttings with a generic balanced fertilizer. You can lift your plants and plant them separately in autumn or the spring next year.

Roots growing through the drainage holes

List of plants we usually propagate by hardwood cuttings

  • Cornus, all types;
  • Juniperus, all types;
  • Ligustrum;
  • Euonymus
  • Chaenomeles
  • Lavandula
  • Rosemary
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