Return to the Peonies Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Starting tree peony from cuttings, crazy?

Posted by haveatry2 Zone 7 (My Page) on
Sun, May 9, 10 at 22:05

Starting tree peony from cuttings, seems crazy?

I am now trying it. Twenty softwoods, cut off just after blossom, with some small axillary buds on it. 3/2 forliages off. Put in a transparent closed frame in the room, some scattered light. Medium is peat and sands. Some ABT hormone used. Any suggestions?

Actually, I tried tree peony cuttings the year before last with some success. That were in Oct. , semi hardwood, no leafs. 16/40 rooted in the next Jan..I sent it back to my farther, transplanted in my hometown, all died. Pity.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Starting tree peony from cuttings, crazy?

Before the age of rapid transportation tp's and other plants were handled as cutting. The books that I have tell you to handle as any other cutting but do not mention hard or soft wood. I personally think it was semisoft wood since most mention June as the month to do the cuttings. Probably rather than scattered light darkness.

Currently there is a method circulating where you remove one of the leaf axels and the press the ruff velcro patch of about an inch by an inch patch dipped in AABT?? hormone into the stem. Am waiting results.

RE: Starting tree peony from cuttings, crazy?

Thanks for the info.
Actually, in China, tree peony cutting is suggest to be in Oct, while you just mentioned June.
I am wondering, why there is such a big difference.

RE: Starting tree peony from cuttings, crazy?

Probably what worked in each area the best. It could be several different things including green or older wood but I would be guessing because I do not have a book detailing Chinese processes. Wish I did but those I have found have been in Chinese.

RE: Starting tree peony from cuttings, crazy?

I am chinese, and got a partly success to make cuttings root.
So I am interested in the other way,cutting in May and June, why not have a try?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Peonies Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here