Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

mrgpagDecember 12, 2006

Dirr says in his propagation manual this plant is difficult and recommends a high % hormone and late winter/early spring cuttings. Any thought on this?

I want to root 'Pendula' in a heated greenhouse on a mist table with under the bench heat.

Thanks for any suggestions/comments


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georgez5il(z5 IL)

I have had luck taking cuttings Sept thru April. I applied 0.8% IBA. stuck in well drained soil. I kept the soil moist BUT no misting. sometimes I use bottom heat other times I set under a bench & just keep soil damp. rooting time 2-3 months.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2006 at 9:30AM
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Thanks George

I'm curious - was there any particular reason why you didn't mist? I've done as you say for thuja occidentalis and taxus, but have always had chamaecyparis on a mist table for rooting. However, I'm still learning the finer aspects of this type of propagation so I ask questions from time to time.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2006 at 7:39AM
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mikez8(Z8 NW)

Marshall, I have rooted the weeping cedar with .3% IBA in moist shaded sand outdoors BUT!!! It took well over 12 months. Mike

    Bookmark   December 15, 2006 at 10:06PM
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Thanks Mike -

I think I'm going to go ahead using a mist table and root in either a sand:peat or a Perlite:peat mix. I have a number of different hormones available and might try several of them. Lawsoniana and pisifera have all rooted well for me using this method.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2006 at 5:00PM
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Where do you get the different hormones with different strength of IBA?

    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 7:47AM
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Google Worm's Way

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 8:04AM
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