Does it work to root cuttings in the fall? Maybe it's better to wait for spring? I'm thinking of a mulberry at the moment, but I'd be interested any hearing about any types of trees you have experience with.
Up, I am also interested.
My knowledge on this is small.
I have had some success with rooting blackberry cuttings in the fall, using rooting compound and stuffing the cuttings into a sub irrigated bucket of peat and manure.
This winter, I am propagating grapes, gooseberries, blueberries & sea buckthorn (seaberry). I put them in some a compost mix I created in pots and then buried them with wood chips all around them to protect them from the winter cold. I have also put some raspberry tips in the ground this fall.
I had good success with grapes & gooseberries last winter, so I am expecting success with these.
It is a wait and see with the blueberries & sea buckthorn as it is the first time trying these with hardwood cuttings.
It could be possible to take the cuttings late winter or early spring before the leaves/flowers come out.
The best is to experiment to see what plants root from cuttings at different times of year.
Where I live, it's good to root cuttings in the fall because the sun isn't as hot. I have a shade structure that lets about 30-40% of the sunlight through, but it can still be quite hot. That's where I have my nursery plants. So herb cuttings get rooted in the fall, as do other vining plants. I just rooted some passion fruit vines this past week and have a number of figs that I've started this month as well.
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I plant lots of cuttings every fall. I've had the best success with currants, jostaberries, and elderberries. I plant them when they are fully dormant and before the ground freezes. I just stick in 12" cuttings and mulch heavily. I don't dig them up until the following fall. They grow outside all year with no protection other than mulch.
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