Need help starting lilacs from cuttings
There is a lilac that thrives on it's own from an old homestead on a military base. No one takes care of it, or waters, or fertilizes it. It survives on it's own. The nurseries down here sell lilac, but they all die within 3 years because they can not withstand the humidity and the high heat index. Thus, the reason I am trying to start cuttings from this specific lilac. It has been there over 50 years!
Has anyone ever tried to start a lilac from cuttings? If so, what did you do to get it to root? Will they root if I keep them in water? Should I try to get root sprouts and plants those in pots? Any help would be appreciated. I have 3 out of the 20 cuttings I took that look great and might root in the 4 inch pots I put them in. The others are mostly drooping. I really want these to succeed because my mom really loves lilac. Can anyone help me with this?