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Easiest Tree Cuttings to Root?

 
Steve Flanagan
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From personal experience what are the easiest tree cuttings to root? Or, even if you just have some non personal knowledge to share that would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Texas Pink Dawn' fig! I make fall cuttings and spring cuttings and almost always have good results. Right now I have 8 cuttings from last fall leafed out and ready to repot on my kitchen table. I think all figs are known to be easy to root...I only have experience with this one variety though.
 
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I'll second figs as being easy. If you can't get a fig cutting to root, you're just not paying attention. Also willows. Willows will root from scraps thrown into the compost pile.

Grapes are another easy one. In the fall, when vineyards are cleaned up, they take all the trimmings and stick them in the ground, and in the spring there are lots and lots of new vines to plant.

 
Steve Flanagan
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Interesting. I got some black mission fig cuttings from a friend a few days ago. I'm also trying to root pomegranate and flowering quince.
 
jay william
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Willow. We've had them root in floral arrangements. They seem to root just laying out in the air.

If your having trouble with any other cuttings, try watering them or soaking them in "willow water" (water that has had willow in it for a day or so). It gives off a natural rooting hormone.
 
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