Gardeners have been growing conifers for ages using simple cutting techniques. In fact, it only takes twelve short months to grow sturdy new tree plants from mere cuttings. Of course, not all tree varieties can be grown successfully from cuttings. Pine trees, fir, and spruce trees don't take too well to propagation through cuttings. They grow better when started from seeds. However, if you want to plant junipers, cedars, and yews for either hedges or foundations, you can grow these tree varieties from cuttings. Here's how:
Get a medium sized terracotta pot and fill it with soil less sterile planting mix. Fill it up and firmly pack until it is one centimeter below the pot's rim.
Find the fast-growing tip of a stem from the parent plant. Cut the tip about five milimeters deep into brown wood. The cutting should ideally be mostly green with small brown base.
Treat the bottom of the cutting by dipping it lightly into a .8 percent rooting solution for hardwoods. You can get this rooting solution from nurseries.
Plant the treated cutting and water with a fine mist spray regularly. It takes three to four months for the cuttings to take root.
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