I have tried this many times in the past and once in a great while, I get roots. I have soaked them in water, planted them directly in the ground and think maybe success comes when planted at a certain time of the original shrub's growth.
One of my successes is now a huge bush and I need to trim it. It has just leafed out and I am wondering if now is a good time to take cuttings to root? Hardwood or softwood? If I trim now, will it affect the flowering?