cuttings

  1. RobertB

    Bougainvillea Cuttings Started - Help with - Propogation Methods

    So I finally brought myself to purchase a bougainvillea this summer with plans on propagating some cuttings for bonsai training. I had always heard that bougies were some of the easiest to propagate. I haven't done anything to the mother plant yet besides snip some branches off on 7/22 to make...
  2. K5ATG

    Tiger Bark Ficus

    I was wondering if anyone has a source for tiger bark ficus. I have been trying to find a seedling or cutting but so far I can find only styled trees that cost a lot. In the late 1990's a local nursery had a real beautiful (It looks great if you could overlook the fact that it was planted in a...
  3. Gsquared

    Itoigawa Shimpaku from cuttings?

    Hi all, new to the forum. I have a couple of wonderful itoigawa shimpaku that I bought as raw material from Boon way back when. They are now healthily residing in the PNW. Going to do some maintanence pruning this spring and was wondering about rooting the clippings. I've always heard that...
  4. j evans

    J Maple Cuttings

    I have been trying to get cuttings off of my oversized landscape JM to root. I have tried planting them in the ground, planting in a pot with course soil mixture, in a pot with course soil mixture and a plastic bag over them. All were wounded and treated with growth hormone. I could get...
  5. j evans

    Heat or No Heat

    I know that bottom heat helps seedlings get started but does bottom heat help cuttings to get going? Will it give the cuttings the little extra to break out the roots which seems to be the hardest part? I almost always get leaves but usually fail with the roots. Thanks. Jamie
  6. markyscott

    Black Pine Seedling Cuttings

    Here's an inexpensive and rewarding project. There are lots of resources on this - I think that most of them follow the method published in "Matsuo, K., Black Pine from Seed, Bonsai Today #20, pp. 39-50". Here are some great links: Black Pine from Seed A Few Pine Seeds, Six Years Later How to...
  7. S

    Quince, when can I air layer

    I have a very large, old quince bush (about 8 ft high and 8 ft in diameter) at the border of my yard. It is a multistem (literally hundreds), very thorny and produces red flowers in very early spring but rarely yellow, tennis ball sized, fruit. I do not know the species. I would like to know...
  8. ColinFraser

    A Couple of Crabapples

    At the Shohin Convention last month I bought a few crabapples to play with - one of them appears to be dead, not dormant! Oops. Anyway, the two that are supposed to have white flowers are leafing out now. They're kind of ridiculous looking - a squat trunk with long straight upward shooting...