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Unformatted text preview: Types of Stem Cuttings: Condition of Tissue and Time of Year ~ TJe tUltinl.
. Condition ofTissue
::?\issue has not begun to harden. Taken after a flush of growth. To test, bend the twig. It should not crush or collapse and should not snap. Time of Year
Shortly after a flush of growth. Usually not winter, except plants grown indoors. "!f, ~two!
(Herbaceous) ...4 Semi-Hardwood Tissue has begun to harden but is not fully mature. To test, bend the twig. It should snap into two pieces. Usually a few weeks after a flush of growth. Not in the winter. Hardwood Tissue is fully hardened and mature. The plant will be dormant, and should have been subjected to a few cold spells. Winter, preferably after a few frosts. For any given species of plant, there are usually one or two times during the year when cuttings will be most successful. Consult propagation references for determining recommended times for taking cuttings. Types of Cutting Wood Used in the Propagation of Several Common Plants
\ Softwood (Herbaceous) Begonia Carnation Chrysanthem um Coleus Cuttings (Near the top,or new growth of plant - won't snap): Fuchsia Geranium Ivy Lantana Marguerite Oleander Poinsettia Daisy Semi-Hardwood Abelia Azalea Cuttings (middle of plant - will snap): Cotoneaster Escallonia Hydrangea Pyracantha Hardwood Cuttings (base of plant - will snap): Crape Myrtle Grape Vines Juniper Pomegranate Poplar Rose Willow Wisteria 230 Types of Stem Cuttings ...
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