This week I am making hardwood cuttings along with Rose of Sharon I will also be taking cutting from some blue rug juniper and some boxwood as well. While hardwood cuttings take the longer to root they require very little attention and have a good success rate.
The biggest advantage to hardwood cuttings is they can be done when other things have slowed down around the nursery. All the hardwood cuttings I take are rooted in course sand or builders sand.
Some people seem to hard to find this type of sand you can also buy what is known as paver leveling sand available at most builder supply stores in 40lb bags. As long as it is not very fine sand it should work good it must drain well.
I can show you a bunch of different links to other site that can give you detailed instructions on how to do hardwood cuttings but I think that this one will give you plenty of information that is accurate and reliable Free Plants.Com.
I must let you know that I am a member of one of the authors other sites but I have paid for everything I purchased with my own funds and do not receive any type of compensation. I just believe that when someone has nailed it that they should be recommended and no point for me to duplicate information which is already available.
I realize that most people are not thinking bout growing 800 cuttings of one type of plant but I think that many gardeners like to try new things and experiment and to be able to make new plants from ones already growing in your garden is amazing and great fun to do.
I have been able to stick about 1400 cuttings this week and should be able to start potting them up this fall.by the end of January I should have around 7,000 hardwood cuttings that should start leafing out at the middle or end of April.
If I had the space I could easily do about 20,000 or more cuttings each Winter but I’m not wanting to do this on a full time basis so most of the time my business hours will be appointment or chance.