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Old 09-06-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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I would like to take cuttings from a weigela to plant in my new house. I've successfully taken cuttings from this bush before, but always in the spring. Is it possible to do this in the fall as well? If so, early fall or late fall?

I also want to take a cutting from our lilac bush. I read that you can do this in the fall by cutting up a rooting stem growing near the bush. Does this sound right? Would I dig up the rotted section, dip in growth hormone and then put in potting soil? Or put it in a glass of water? Sorry to be asking newbie questions, but I'm a newbie to this sort of thing, LOL.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Weigela, like most shrubs can be propagated by either softwood (spring) cuttings or hardwood (fall) cuttings. Softwood is faster, but hardwood is less tricky.

I know some on here will cringe, but Mike McGroarty really does offer a huge pile of info on propagation.

Just ignore the sales pitches.

Plant Propagation, The Basics
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Old Yesterday, 03:46 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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You can take cuttings just about anytime once new growth has hardened off. Late fall or early winter hardwood cuttings will definitely root, they just may not take until the following spring if dormancy sets in.
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Old Today, 09:37 AM
 
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I always put a cloche made out of 3-liter coke bottles (cut off the round bottom) over my cuttings. You can control the amount of moisture inside with the cap. Works for me! (looks trashy) lol
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