Mahonia leaf cuttings

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by TravisO, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. TravisO

    TravisO Member

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    I have seen a couple of sources saying that Mahonia can be propagated from leaf cuttings. Has anyone ever tried this? Can you please elaborate on how you did it?

    Thanks,
    Travis
     
  2. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Travis,

    Everything I've found says stem tip cuttings in summer.

    Newt
     
  3. smivies

    smivies Active Member

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    I have a book that describes success with leaf BUD cuttings in fall.
    - Cut a segment of the stem that includes a leaf (& corresponding bud).
    - Trim the compound leaf down to just a pair of leaves (to reduce transpiration)
    - Angle the cut below the leaf node & treat with rooting hormone
    - Stick the cutting fairly deep in rooting substrate
    - Bottom heat apparently aids root formation

    I'm attempting it with them covered so that the cuttings don't dry out. Don't know if I'm successful yet, it's only been a week.

    Good Luck
    Simon
     

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