Rootong Juniperus virginiana cuttings?

treeguy123(AL 7b)February 1, 2009

I need to root some Eastern Juniper or Eastern "Redcedar" (Juniperus virginiana) cuttings from an very amazing and special weeping mutation specimen I found in the wild. The tree is about 60 to 100 years old I would estimate, and is about 30 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide. It has weeping branch strands 3 feet long that sway in the wind (some may be 4 to 5 feet at base). It looks like it has lost 1/4 of it's side from a ice storm maybe in the past, and I feel like it might be at moderate risk of future strong storms so that's why I want to definitely propagate it now.

The only thing I have ever rooted in the past is Cottonwoods and willows, both very easy to root in early spring from cuttings because they have natural rooting hormone inside of their own branches, love water so the cuttings grow good in slow draining wet potting soil, and being bottle misted heavy every day.

So I need help in all the specifics of rooting them, like when to get the cuttings, what to use and buy (like best rooting hormone), and how to prepare and plant the cuttings and caring for them etc. etc.

I want this to work, any help of how to root them would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brandon7 TN_zone(7)

See Propagation from Cuttings in the USDA's Eastern Red Cedar Plant Guide linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA's Eastern Red Cedar Plant Guide

    Bookmark   February 2, 2009 at 2:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
treeguy123(AL 7b)

Thanks, that has a lot of info.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2009 at 2:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ravenswings

Berry College once had such a tree! It had been transplanted there by a student some 60-75 years ago as part of their tuition payment (back in the day, that was an acceptable trade for money at the school). When I was a student there, it grew in front of the library, and was my favorite tree on campus because it was so dark green, and the foliage looked like Spanish moss, it weeped so. Sadly, this tree and many others though the center of campus fell victim to a tornado during the outbreak of 2011. I've seen cedars with the weeping characteristic in the wild, but nothing like that particular tree. Yours sounds very much like this very special tree. Have you been able to grow cuttings yet? I would very much like to buy a rooted cutting from you if you have, to raise to a transplantable size to return to Berry.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2015 at 10:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luvs2plant(z9 TX)

I've learned, and have the greatest success, taking evergreen cuttings during late summer.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2015 at 6:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I'm Lazy--What can you root in plain old water???
Are there any perennials that you can just put in water...
love2weed
Rooting hormone
Hormex is what we always had in the house, but I don't...
zensojourner
Avocado tree from a seed
If I cut the sprout of my avocado tree from the seed,...
ellen1818
Why do some daffodils never increase in numbers?
(This has been cross-posted.) I'm really confused with...
tete_a_tete
Clips or Tape
Hello. I have a question about grafting. Should I use...
tomatoman100
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™