Plants to Grow from Cuttings

Propagating plants from cuttings is such a great way to fill your gardens without emptying your wallet.

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Some plants are easier to root from cuttings than others. Annuals and houseplants often root easily in water but perennials, shrubs and trees require more attention. Choosing the right cutting method can help. See the previous page for detailed instructions for rooting from cuttings.

CUTTING METHOD FOR BEST RESULTS

Abelia Cut from softwood or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Althea Cut from Softwood or hardwood.

Angel’s Trumpet Cut from hardwood

Arborvitae, American Cut from softwood or hardwood.

Arborvitae, Oriental Cut from softwood.

Azalea (deciduous) Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Azalea (evergreen) Cut from softwood.

Barberry, Mentor Cut from softwood.

Barberry, Japanese Cut from softwood or hardwood.

Barberry, Wintergreen Cut from softwood.

Basswood (Linden) Cut from softwood.

Beautyberry Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Beautybush Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Blue Mist Caryopteris Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Birch Cut from softwood.

Blueberry Cut from softwood or hardwood.

Boxwood Cut from greenwood, semi ripe or hardwood.

Burning Bush Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Butterfly Bush Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Camelia Cut from softwood, semi ripe or hardwood

Catalpa Cut from softwood.

Cedar Cut from semi ripe or hardwood.

Chamaecyparis (False Cypress) Cut from semi ripe or hardwood.

Cherry Cut from softwood, greenwood or semi ripe.

Chrysanthemum Cut from softwood

Clematis Cut from softwood, green wood or semi ripe.

Crab Apple Cut from softwood, greenwood, or semi ripe.

Crape Myrtle Cut from softwood or greenwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Cotoneaster Cut from softwood or semi ripe.

Dahlia Cut from greenwood

Daphne Cut from softwood or semi ripe. Roots and grows quickly.

Dawn Redwood Cut from softwood, greenwood or semi ripe.,

Deutzi gracilis (slender) Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Dogwood Cut from softwood, greenwood or semi ripe. Roots and grows quickly.

Elderberry Sambucus Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Elm Cut from softwood.,

Euonymus Cut from semi ripe or hardwood.

Fir Cut from softwood or hardwood.

Flowering Quince Cut from softwood, greenwood or semi ripe.. Roots and grows quickly.

Forsythia Cut from softwood, greenwood, semi ripe or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Fothergilla major (large) Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Fringe tree Cut from softwood.

Gardenia Cut from softwood, greenwood or semi ripe.

Ginkgo Cut from softwood.

Hemlock Cut from softwood, greenwood, semi ripe or hardwood.

Hibiscus Cut from softwood, greenwood or semi ripe.

Honey Locust Cut from hardwood.

Honeysuckle Cut from softwood or semi ripe. Roots and grows quickly.

Hydrangea Cut from softwood or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Jasmine Cut from semi ripe.

Japanese Maple Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Juniper Cut from semi ripe or hardwood.

Kerria Japonica Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Larch Cut from softwood.

Leyland cypress Cut from semi ripe or hardwood.

Lilac Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Magnolia Cut from softwood or greenwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Maple Cut from softwood, greenwood or semi ripe.

Mock Orange Cut from softwood or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Oleander Cut from semi ripe.

Pine, Mugho Cut from semi ripe.

Pine Cut from hardwood.

Poplar Cut from softwood or hardwood.

Redbud Cut from softwood.

Rhododendron Cut from softwood or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Roses Cut from softwood or hardwood

Rugosa Rose Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Russian Olive Cut from hardwood

Salvia Cut from softwood

Serviceberry Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Smoke Bush Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Spirea Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Spruce Cut from softwood or hardwood.

Sumac Cut from softwood.

Summersweet Cut from softwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Viburnum Cut from softwood or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Weigela Cut from softwood or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Willow Cut from softwood, greenwood, semi ripe or hardwood. Roots and grows quickly.

Wisteria Cut from softwood.

Yew Cut from softwood or hardwood.

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