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Old 01-14-2020, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Nerium/Oleander and Dracaenas root very easily from cuttings. What about Hibiscuses and Crepe Myrtles? I'm wondering if they are easy rooters as well. Or perhaps they need extra methods for them to root? My Bougainvillea cuttings, for one, were very challenging and they just never rooted. And so I heard they needed plastic bag and a lot of moisture for them to root.

What about Ficuses, Umbrella trees, Mulberries, Olives, Citruses and Poplars? I hear they root easily as well from cuttings, especially the former two.

P.S. This thread is about shrubs and small trees. Not 'small' garden plants like Geraniums, Hoyas, Ice plants, etc.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Crepes and Forsythia are easy to root either in water or just fold over a branch and pin in the soil.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:26 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I am in a much colder climate built grow some tropicals that come indoors for winter. I have had good luck with both Hibiscus and Bougainvillea. I use some powdered rooting hormone, and start them in Perlite, indoors in a greenhouse window (overhead sunlight) with a tent of clear plastic over them. The pots are placed on a large, shallow tray that holds the water draining from the pots, which evaporates and helps keep up humidity.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:14 PM
 
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Crepes are easy to root via the suckers they send up. Acuba Japonica is easy to take cuttings from and grow new bushes.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Lilacs are easy. Dig up a "volunteer" and stick it in the dirt.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:53 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Lilacs are easy. Hardy hibiscus are easy if you are patient; they take a long time, but they will root.


Figs are really easy.


Roses are supposed to be easy, but I've never been able to get one to root. They simply rot away, no matter what I do.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:56 PM
 
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funny that read the article below 10 minutes before spotting this thread.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...steal-cuttings
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Roses, although you should only root non patented bushes. The old fashioned way was to bury a cutting in good soil, leaving several inches at the top. Then put a large glass jar over the cutting for a few months. I think it would be a good idea to dip the cutting in rooting hormone before burying. And obviously, you have to water the cutting.

Willows root easily. In fact adding willow twigs to a jar of other cuttings and water will stimulate the other cuttings to root.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Roses are supposed to be easy, but I've never been able to get one to root. They simply rot away, no matter what I do.
Same here!
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:27 PM
 
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Has anyone ever tried the "rooter pots" from Lee Valley? If so, how did it work?


https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...the-rooter-pot
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