Even though I've been fairly quiet recently about my plant propagation efforts I'm still working on several things. Many of my cuttings I do indoors and keep away from the cold winter weather. Very soon I'll go and take cuttings from the evergreens but for now here's what I've rooted recently.
Japanese Dappled Willows (Salix integra) - I need to get these willows into some pots. I used the water method.
Carolina Jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens)- I took a couple cuttings from what i think is a Carolina jasmine. It's border line hardy here in TN as it is a zone 7-9 plant but should survive alright if we provide a good microclimate for it. The aerial roots make rooting in a glass of water very easy!
Azalea - I manage to get two of our azaleas to root. I don't remember how long it took but it may have been between 8-10 weeks before any substantial roots appeared. Three other cuttings still haven't rooted but are still alive.
Crape Myrtle - Three more crape myrtles are rooted and potted. I have some ideas for these myrtles near one side of our property.
Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) - I've tried to propagate Yoshino Cherries before without success. This time I took 8 cuttings and placed them in a sand pot indoors in our bathroom. Hopefully the humidity will keep them from drying out. After three weeks all are still alive and look promising but I won't check them until I am sure they have rooted. Impatience is the enemy of the plant propagator!
Kwanzan Cherries (Prunus serrulata) - I only took 5 cuttings of the pink flowering Kwanzan Cherry. Both the Yoshino Cherry and Kwanzan Cherry tree cuttings came from my parent's yard. Our Yoshino took some deer damage this fall and I didn't want to tempt fate by taking cuttings.
Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera)- These were extremely easy to propagate last winter and I thought I would make another batch this year. Unfortunately I let the plums I rooted last year go since I didn't have a place for them. I have some ideas for these!
Red Twig Dogwoods (Cornus stolonifera) - I only have two red twig dogwoods going this fall. One of them is in the front garden which I just shoved a cutting in the dirt and the other is in the house in a container of sand. Unfortunately the dogwood I took cuttings from last year suffered some severe die back this summer and I really couldn't take many cuttings from it. All the other Red Twig Dogwoods around our house are too small to get any more than the two cuttings I made. Next year I should be able to make quite a few.
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