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Rooting Fruit Tree Cuttings

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A good way to propagate trees is from cuttings from existing trees. Once the cutting forms roots, it can be planted and grown into a sapling. This is a page about rooting fruit tree cuttings.


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January 2, 2009

What is the longest cutting I can take off of a fruit tree, dip in rooting hormone and have it root?

Hardiness Zone: 7b


January 2, 20090 found this helpful

When I was a little girl the elderly gentleman accross the street from us rooted and helped me plant a plum tree for me to care for in my backyard yard from one of his mature (already fruit bearing) trees ... I seem to remember the branch was between two and a half to three feet tall ... Decades later the people who had purchased our house from my parents let me come visit the yard and were still enjoying Daddyo's effort of love :-) That tree is huge now ;-)

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January 2, 20090 found this helpful

Try several different sizes, as a test and see. What kind of results you get.
Robin down in a Louisiana bayou.

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August 26, 20110 found this helpful

Is there a rooting hormone I can buy, either liquid or dry, for pomegranate tree cuttings?

By Marcella C


August 30, 20110 found this helpful

You should be able to buy root hormone at a nursery or Walmart. I bought it in a powder form at Walmart.

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April 27, 2010

I would like to root a 6 yr old weeping cherry tree and lilac cuttings. The cherry tree has a branch on one side of the tree. I would like to know if this branch can be rooted when cut. Also how do you root lilac bushes from branch trimmings?


Hardiness Zone: 5a

By monti from Midland, MI


April 27, 20100 found this helpful

dip the cuttings in a root starter product available at reputable gardening center. Some products have you soak the cuttings in water with the root starter until roots form and then plant.

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