Propagating Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
I have a dwarf hinoki cypress that is about 30 years old and is approaching 4 ft in height. Unfortunately, it has gotten too large for the spot where it is planted. I hate to cut this down - it is so beautiful. Is there a way to propagate a cutting from my plant? The top most branch, which has a very nice shape with 3 side branches, has a stem that is about 1.5-2.0 inches in diameter and new growth is sprouting about 2 ft down on the stem. I would like to be able to root the portion just above the new growth which would give me a plant that is about 2 ft high.
Is there a way to do this successfully?