Rooting elderberry cuttings.
Ok so I recently got some 'John's' rooted elderberry cuttings from a trade. Came in pretty good shape and in great quantity.
And I'm pretty sure they are hard wood cuttings. Anyways heres what they look like:
The cuttings are about 7in tall, and theyre all growing like that on the bottom.
This is the first time I've ever done anything with rooting cuttings (besides mint, but that a piece of cake) and am a bit confused with whats grown out of this cutting so far.
Does anyone see the long white growth going up? Is that a root? or the new plant growth? Cause I just kinda figured it would branch out on the top of the cutting. But it kinda looks a bud broke on the cutting and that but is growing both roots downward as well as the new green growth upwards.
Help me out with this? Thanks.
Heres what I did with the cuttings: Is this right?
There in a sand peat mix I think? Anyways, it drains good.
Also, this is unrelated to anything above. I have a wild elderberry growing around my home. And am trying to root softwood cuttings in water as someone told me its possible. Heres what they look like so far:
All that new growth coming out of the nodes is new obviously. But I havent seen any roots coming out of the bottom node area which is submerged in water. Will I soon? or ever?