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Softwood from last year's hardwood?

Posted by wallknight 5aPA (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 6, 08 at 12:41

I've got a bunch of willows rooted from hardwood cuttings this past winter. I want more. Some of them already have 18"+ new softwood shoots. Can I take the tips off and propagate, or are the parents too young? Or, would this also be beneficial to the parent in forcing more bushiness?

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RE: Softwood from last year's hardwood?

For the worlds most impatient gardener, I think willow is the ideal plant. Although I have not tried tip cuttings to propagate willow, my guess is is would work. Al

RE: Softwood from last year's hardwood?

Yes it will work as long as you have the right prop. enviroment for that stage of growth. Willows root easily virtually year round, but winter requires the least care and "special" enviroment.

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