I was forced to trim my arbutus tree as it hung at eye-level over the sidewalk. I intended to use the cuttings as stakes or in trellises, and stuck them in a bucket, which just happened to collect water over the winter. Unbelievably, the branches are making leaves! How do I plant these branches? They are about 3ft in length, chopped at both ends, so if I planted the bottom end, it would make an ugly tree, as the top would be chopped. The nodes on the top two-thirds of the branches are all growing buds. Any suggestions?