Arbutus: Propogating Arbutus from cuttings

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by Alison, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Alison

    Alison Active Member

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    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?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hello Alison,

    Are there any roots?
     
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    The nodes that are underwater are a little larger than they used to be, perhaps the beginning of roots but it's hard to tell.
     

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