Any tips on rooting Elm cuttings?

Bob

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I tried to Root some Chinese Elm cuttings about 5 weeks ago. They were new growth about 5" long. Treated them with a 0.1 IBA rooting hormone, stuck them into a basic Bonsai soil mix, out of the wind and direct sunlight, and misted two or three times daily. No luck!

Should these cuttings be taken with a heel? Was the month of May too soon to try this? If so, what time of year would give me the best chance for success?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Bob.
 

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I get the best results with elm cuttings by putting them in my wifes planters. Which is full of just potting soil. They get full morning sun till about 1:00. No hormone no misting. Just wired the trunk for shape. Time of year was around now.
 

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