Comprehensive list of Species for Root Propagation?

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Looking to flesh out a list of species that can be grown from root cuttings. I know the following can be done:

Elm
Apple/Malus
Quince
Ficus (certain varieties) - Salicaria
Pyracantha

I'm thinking maybe Zelkova as they are related to Elm?
I've seen Hornbeam throw up suckers but don't know.

What else do you know that can be grown from root cuttings?
 
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Zelkova is a species in the ulmus (elm) family and likely could be on your list
Add pyracantha.

btw, "some" is not a species or variety of ficus.
 

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Zelkova is a species in the ulmus (elm) family and likely could be on your list
Add pyracantha.

btw, "some" is not a species or variety of ficus.
What's that you say? I have Some Ficus: Burtt-Davyi, Salicaria, Microcarpa (Tiger Bark, Melon Seed) ;)
Thanks for the tip on Pyracantha, I have 2 good size ones to repot soon and will look to save any cool roots to try.
 

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I don't have direct experience with all of these, but I've been keeping a list of trees that others have reported success with:

Acacia
Acer campestre (field maple)
Bougainvilleae
Crabapple
Crape myrtle
Eleagnus (silverberry)
Elms – all species
Ficus salicaria (willow-leaf ficus)
Ficus natalensis
Flowering quince
Hackberry
Hawthorn
Liquidamber
Persimmon
Pomegranite
Privet
Prunus
Pyracantha
Zelkova
 

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Have you seen this?
Thanks, I'm certain I read that a year ago when it was new, and eventually forgot about it. My bad.

I was also told Olives will grow from root cuttings.
 

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Here's a list we compiled some years ago on Ausbonsai: https://www.ausbonsai.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6055&hilit=root+cutting&start=45

Acacia – Boormanii, Dealbata –easy

American Maple - Liquidamber – easy

Banksia – Integrifolia -?

Bouganvillea - easy

Callery Pear – Pyrus sp. ?

Camellia – ?

Cherry Ballart –Exocarpus Cuppressiformis ?

Chinese elm - Ulmus parvifolia – easy

Clerodendrum - Clerodendrum – easy

Cork bark elm - Ulmus propinqua var. suberosa - easy

Crab Apple - malus - ?

Crepe Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica – ?

Desert Ash – Fraxinus augustifolia – very easy

Dogwood – Cornus sp. –easy

English Elm – Ulmus procera -easy

Firethorn -Pyracantha - (easy)

Glochidion – Cheese tree/Button tree –easy

Japanese Silverberry - Elaeagnus pungen -easy

Japanese Dwarf Cherry - Prunus 'Okame' & sp. – easy

Japanese Dwarf Quince – Chojubai -easy

Hackberry – Celtis Sp. - easy

Hokkaido Elm - Ulmus Parvifolia var. – easy

Lilacs -Syringa vulgaris -Intermediate

Lillypilly – Szygyium Sp. -easy

Maiden hair tree - Ginko biloba -?

Mock Orange – Philadelphus sp. -easy

Natal fig - Ficus Natalensis – easy

Ornamental Quince - Chaenomeles –easy

Persian Ironwood - Parrottia persica – slow

Quince – Cydonia sp. -easy

Red Cedar - Toona Ciliata –easy

Rose – Rosacea - non grafted species. – easy.

Sandalwood – Santalum lanceolatum - difficult

Seiju elm - Ulmus Parvifolia var. – easy

She Oak - Allocasuarina* -– Shoots from Small surface roots.

Spindle Bush – Euonymus sp. - easy

Sumac - Rhus typhina -?

Swamp Paperbark – Melaleuca ericifolia -easy

Thai temple bells - Wrightia Religiosa - intermediate

Tree of a thousand stars - Serrisa - ?

Willow leaf fig - Ficus Nerifolia - relatively easy

White Cedar - Melia azedarach -Easy

Willow - Salix spp. – easy

Wisteria - Wisteria – easy

Zelkova –Japanese Elm -easy
 

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I had one out of several root cuttings sprout from a Procimiquat - a Kumquat x Citrus x Poncirus hybrid. It survived a good 6 months, then got misplaced, did not get brought inside for winter and perished in a blizzard of snow. Oh well.
 

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