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Rootong Juniperus virginiana cuttings?

Posted by treeguy123 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 1, 09 at 16:46

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.

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RE: Rootong Juniperus virginiana cuttings?

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 2, 09 at 14:26

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

RE: Rootong Juniperus virginiana cuttings?

Thanks, that has a lot of info.

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