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Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

Posted by mrgpag swOH-Z5/6 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 12, 06 at 22:16

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
Marshall


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RE: Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

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.


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RE: Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

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.
Thanks
Marshall


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RE: Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

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


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RE: Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

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.


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RE: Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

Where do you get the different hormones with different strength of IBA?


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RE: Rooting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis cuttings

Google Worm's Way


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