ROOTING OF MAGNOLIA AND VIBURNUM FROM HARDWOOD CUTTINGS
We collect our magnolia cuttings from old plants which we have been using for a number of years to produce layers. We take the current season's growth which shoots up in the middle of our plant. The length of these cuttings doesn't matter and we cut them nearly any size. The longer these cuttings are the better, since through the years we have run our tests it has been shown that the stronger and longer the cuttings are, the better the percentage of survival you have, that is, if you have any at all.
The wood for our viburnum cutting, is taken from plants which have been budded the previous year. One such plant is Viburnum carlesi. Here also we prefer the longer cuttings. If I may go off the subject for a moment I would like to note that we have also in our tests the Japanese maples, Purple beeches, and the Cutleaf red maple.
We take our wood as soon as the dormant stage sets in, that is, in our part of the country, around the beginning of November. In some years we have to
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