Hello My name is Peter. I live at the West Coast of Sweden. I have a question about the bush Helwingia japonica. I have bin promised a shoot from this rare bush if I can tell the owner when and how propagation is best. Should I take leaf cuttings or branch cuttings, or should I do it in some other way. When is the best time to take these cuttings, before or after flowering? (I only have access to one plant so it won’t set seed). And last, what is the optimal temperature and soil to propagate the shot in. Peat, Clay, sand etc.?