Cuttings are sold from the second week in November to the end of June only. All cuttings are prepackaged in bags of 5, 16 or 100 Do not ask for any other quantities.

NOTICE: If you have planned in ordering any cuttings in large quantities
for 2019 please let me know before the end of March which is when I stop taking cuttings.
In past years I had a lot of surplus cuttings which ended up in the trash.

Early Planters: If you are ordering cuttings in early Winter, please be aware that the cuttings will grow only if given the right temperatures, best is about 68 degrees bottom heat, and plenty of light, about 14 hours of light a day.

Cuttings are designed to be planted in the 1/8 gallon bags, however, they can also be planted in the ground. This is what I did as an experiment about 10 years ago:

In November, I tilled a small plot and covered it with black plastic, about 3x6 ft. I tucked the edges in the ground with a spade. Then I dipped the low end of the cuttings in Hormodin and proceeded to plunge them (OP-367 poplar) thru the plastic. They were about 4 inches apart and I filled the area with little cuttings. There were about 400 in total.
I visited the area often, and in January I started seeing cuttings laying on top of the plastic. I attributed that to squirrels or other rodents since I did not have a fence installed around it, so I just pushed them back in. This persisted until I figured out what was happening. The constant freezing and thawing of the water was pushing them out. I then made sure to keep on pushing them farther down so they would not come up.

This was an experiment like I said, and I was not expecting too many of them them to survive. By the end of March I started seeing some growth in some of the cuttings. That was a good sign. A month later I had 400 cuttings all leafing fast. Another month, and I had to start digging them out because they were overcrowding each other. End of story, it works, every cutting grew. This proved that cuttings will take my weather during the winter. By the way I am in zone 6 and temps may go as far down as 2 degrees during the winter.

If you are growing your cuttings in the basement, It is suggested that you install a fan to blow stale air away from the trees to prevent "damping off" Keep the fan at low speed.

I suggest you to plant all your cuttings in pro-mix BX soil. I have been using it for many years with no problems. Where do you get it? Get a hold of a manufacturer's representative who can direct you to the store where you can buy it. The manufacturer's web site is at From the front page click on Distributors and then move down to the map which will show the local distributors. They should be able to direct you to a retailer who handles pro-mix in small packages.

These are the tips of several different cuttings. This end goes up!

Warning! Cuttings are not returnable.
Once out of the freezer, they must be planted...soon.

An OP-367 Cutting

All the cuttings listed in this page are from the trees I grow in my back yard.

I used to supply 3 bud UNROOTED cuttings however, after using them for a year, I noticed no improvement over the 2 bud cuttings, so I went back. I can get more cuttings when I use only 2 bud cuttings. All cuttings that are between 3 and 5 inches long and 1/16" to 5/16" thick, The top bud is less than 1/4" from the top of the cutting. the cutting ends below the second bud. These cuttings are less fragile than the rooted ones. Rooted cuttings must be handled very carefully to avoid breaking the roots.

If you order cuttings today and the soil is still frozen where you are, remember that the cuttings must be planted within 2 weeks, weather it is outside (drill holes in the ice) or in containers indoors.

You can plant these cuttings outdoors during the winter a long as the soil is workable. The only problem you may find is the weather cycles of freezing and thawing. Every time that occurs, the cuttings are pushed up and up and up until eventually you will find them on top of the ground. To prevent this, put the cuttings all the way in the soil so only the top of the cutting can be seen. There is no need to open up a hole for these, just push them in with one finger until your finger touches the soil. That's deep enough.

I don't like to plant hybrid poplar cuttings in the ground because 6 months later I would need a back hoe to dig them out. That is the reason I plant all my cuttings in bags. (for bags go to Much easier to sell the trees too.

Growing cuttings in hot weather Cuttings must have roots in place before the buds sprout. In the summer time try to keep the cuttings at 80 degrees or below and in the shade. Allowing them to get too hot, will make them sprout in record time and the cuttings will not have time to create roots to keep up with the growth upstairs... subsequently the cuttings will die.

In case you don't know exactly what growing zone you are in, here is a link that allows you to enter your zip code and tells you your zone. National garden Association.

Planting early indoors If you are one of those people who like to get started earlier, you can start cuttings indoors as long as you provide them with 60-70 degree ambient temperature and 12-14 hours of light every day. They can be taken out when the outside temperature is at least 40 degrees overnight.

Do you like to experiment? So do I. A word of advise: Don't try 1 bud cuttings. I have and the results were really bad. Only about 70% of them sprouted and from those half died within the first 3 weeks... and I was doing this with OP-367. I rarely get any casualties from this clone.

Exporting Cuttings.
If you are interested in getting some of my cuttings and you are outside the US, please take a few minutes and read this file .

Other choices

100 tree kit or 16 tree kit


OP-367 Poplar

My favorite tree, grows from Alaska to Texas. My OP-367 trees in Pennsylvania grew over 14 ft. during 2004, over 17 ft. in 2005, 16 ft. during 2006 and 17 ft. during 2007. Why are then so short? I cut them down to the ground every year. Reaches 100 ft. at maturity and 40 ft. wide. Keep in mind, the young leaves from this tree will turn reddish. There is nothing wrong with them, eventually they will turn green. I Use Hormodin 1 with these cuttings.

PA84 5 OP-367 cuttings
PA201 16 OP-367 cuttings
PA268 100 OP-367 cuttings

This year I have a few, very few of these cuttings, I will have more next year

5 DN-34 cuttigns

Advise about hybrid poplar cuttings

Deer just love poplars and if you are planting short cuttings be prepare to lose some or protect them because the deer can cause great damage on little cuttings growing. They don't just bite, they pull them out of the ground.

Poplar cuttings can be protected by installing a chicken wire fence around your trees, you can plant cuttings 4 to 6 inches apart. Make the fence about 4 to 5 ft. tall. cover the top and don't worry if the branches show thru the fence, deer will eat that but no more. At the end of the year you can remove the fence and move all your plants to it's destination. Yes, deer will continue eating, but your trees will be big enough to withstand the damage. and hopefully the damage will not be that great.

Another way to avoid deer damage is to plant long cuttings (10 ft. or taller) This is for local clients only because it is too expensive to ship them. By the way, deer will reach as high as 61 inches from the ground. I know that because that is the way they have shaped by Thuja trees (evergreens).

Yes, there is still another way to prevent your loses. If you have a large farm (10 acres or more) which you want to propagate with poplars, you could order the "Plant a Hybrid Poplar Farm" e-book, just Send me E-mail. I will reply with the information needed to get started. It is the most inexpensive way to get as many trees as you need to complete your farm, planting 500 trees every year or more. I have a 9 page ebook that took me a couple of years to complete and which contains all the information you need to get this project working using less than 2000 square feet.

This is what the Gazi trees look like, I have taken a few photos over the years,
I don't have any mature ones yet but these are the pictures I have taken

Populus Gazi cuttings

This is the replacement for the Lombardy Poplar, this tree is not supposed to have all the problems the Lombardy had, in fact the cutting I received came from a 40 year old tree. Be advised, when you plant gazis, expect to get about 65-70 mature trees out of 100 cuttings.. The mortality happens when the trees are very young, less than a foot tall. Once they have passed that height they will make it.

PA81 5 Populus Gazi $4.99
PA218 16 Populus Gazi
PA230 100 Populus Gazi $30.00


Ligustrum Vulgare
European Privet
Tops of privet cuttings showing buds facing up.

These cuttings will start showing signs of life within a week. Since sprouting is erratic I plant 3 cuttings in each bag. This privet grows to 15 ft. Books claim all privets produce flowers but I have not seen any in this particular privet. Will grow about 3 ft. on the first year, can grow 7 ft. a year when adults. The more you trim it, the bushier it gets. My best seller, over 7,000 cuttings last year. Use Hormodin 3

PA71 5 Common Privet cuttings $4.99
PA203 16 Common Privet cuttings
PA232 100 Common Privet cuttings $49.00

California Privet

Ligustrum Ovalifolium

It grows to 15 ft. By late summer it will have white flowers and then little seeds the size of peas. The leaves fall off by January. A topiary favorite.

PA78 5 California Privet cuttings
PA208 16 California Privet cuttings
PA233 100 California Privet cuttings

Golden Privet

Ligustrum Ovalifolium 'Aureum'

It grows slower than the common privet or the California privet. By late summer it will be covered with white flowers and then little seeds the size of peas which will turn black during the winter. The leaves persist until well into the winter.

PA79 5 Golden Privet cuttings

PA206 16 Golden Privet cuttings



While the pendula willow has many buds along the branches, the thicker branches do not have any buds, This tree is so prolific that it does not need buds to procreate. It sprouts from anywhere. The Salix Tortuosa, however, in both its forms, black and blonde, has buds but they are concentrated in the very thin branches, you will find very few cuttings that are over 1/16" thick. That makes it more difficult to make these cuttings.

Black Willow

Salix Nigra

A tree that loves water, can grow in it, however, you can also plant it where there is very little water. Used mainly in sandbar stabilization, grows to up to 140 ft. tall and will live over 100 years. Native of the Eastern US, can be found in all 48 States. Fast grower. It can be grown as a thicket or as an upright tree. Perfect addition for beavers, birds and deer. They all love it. Since it is very hard to get these cuttings due to the fact that very few branches have buds, and the branches are very thin and hard to see, the price is slightly higher than other varieties..

PA82 5 Black Willow cuttings $6.99
PA207 16 Black Willow cuttings $13.25
PA234 100 Black Willow cuttings $55.00

Dappled Willow - Hakuro Nishiki
Also called Tricolor willow

Salix Integra

This rare, graceful, fast-growing 5-10' shrub has elegant habit & eye-catching leaves brilliantly variegated with large patches of white & pink most of the season...a striking accent, sure to be noticed. grow it as a Standard, surprise everyone!!

PA67 5 Dappled Willow cuttings $4.99
PA210 16 Dappled Willow cuttings $11.25
PA248 100 Dappled Willow cuttings $ 49.00
PA171 500 Dappled Willow cuttings
Sorry, sold out
$ 200.00

Weeping Pendula Willow

Salix Babylonica "Pendula"

I discontinued the standard weeping willow "salix babylonica" because this willow, "PENDULA"is much denser and nicer looking. The leaves are larger and closer together The branches are longer and many of them reach the ground. Grows to 50 ft., fast grower, easy to grow. Use Hormodin 1
PA80 5 Salix pendula cuttings

PA200 16 Salix pendula cuttings


PA236 100 Weeping " Salix Pendula" willow cuttings $49.00

Corkscrew Willow

Salix Matsudana VAR Tortuosa

Expect to get about 90% viability from these cuttings. This willow grows very fast to about 35 to 40 ft. A real conversation piece. The cuttings for this tree can be very small, as short as 1 inch. Every branch is curled to make it a very interesting tree to look at. Use Hormodin 1. Since it is very hard to get these cuttings due to the fact that very few branches have them, the price is slightly higher than other varieties..

PA65 5 Corkscrew willow (Tortuosa) cuttings $6.99

PA204 16 corkscrew willow cuttings $13.25

PA231 100 corkscrew willow cuttings
Sorry, sold out

Goat Willow - French Willow

Salix Caprea
Graft into Salix discolor (Pussy willow) to make Kilmanrock weeping pussy willow

PA61 5 Salix Caprea Cuttings $4.99
PA212 16 Salix Caprea Cuttings $11.25

Salix Smithiana

- Chosen for its abilities to take Scions - Grows to 30 ft. Used in basketry
PA64 5 Salix Smithiana cuttings - Silky leaf osier
Sorry, sold out
PA215 16 Salix Smithiana cuttings - Silky leaf osier
Sorry, sold out

Salix Discolor

The original red stem pussy willow.

PA62 5 Salix Discolor Pussy Willow Sorry, sold out $4.99

Salix Matsudana Golden Curls

Used in floral arrangements.
Got my cuttings from the Philadelphia Flower Show. Since it is very hard to get these cuttings due to the fact that very few branches have them, the price is slightly higher than other varieties..

PA63 5 Salix Golden Curls cuttings $6.95
PA199 16 Salix Golden Curls cuttings
Sorry, sold out

Salix Miyabeana

Or Salix miyabeaum or Seemen, Originally from Japan, grows to 20 ft. and it is used for basketry. I had not seen this tree until a few years back, I have a 2-year-old tree and if you look at the photo, it is going to be a beautiful addition to my garden. Get some of these cuttings, you will not regret it.

PA60 5 Salix Miyabeana Cuttings $4.99
PA214 16 Salix Miyabeana Cuttings.
Seemen - Basketry, Japan. Grows to 20 ft.

Salix Triandra Cuttings.

From England. Used for basketry, grows to 30 ft. and it is also called the Black Maul willow.

PA66 5 Salix Triandra cuttings $4.99
PA218 16 Salix Triandra cuttings $11.25

Salix purpurea Cuttings.

Probably the smallest of all willows, bluish leaves, grows only about 2 ft. Also called salix Arctic.

PA65 5 Salix purpurea cuttings $4.99
PA198 16 Salix purpurea cuttings $11.25


American Beautyberry

American beautyberry has colorful berries that last long into winter and are eaten by a variety of wildlife. Beautyberry has proven to be an attractive plant for wildlife within its native range. 8 ft. full sun or partial shade. The berries are edible. Use Hormodin 1.

PA73 5 American Beautyberry cuttings $4.99
PA209 16 American Beautyberry cuttings $11.25


Weigela cuttings

This plant will take some time to become established but once growing it will provide you with a profusion of red flowers that last well until late Summer. Grows to 6ft. Got this plant at a plant swap so I don't know if it has a name.

PA82 5 Weigela cuttings $4.99
PA220 16 Weigela cuttings $11.25

Spirea Prunifolia - Bridal Wreath

A perennial, will cover itself with white flowers in early Spring - Grows to 8 ft. and 8 ft. wide.

PA83 5 Spirea Prunifolia Cuttings $4.99
PA219 16 Spirea Prunifolia Cuttings $11.25

Spirea Japonica Little princess

a 5 ft. bush, small pink and white flowers most of othe year.

P272 5 Spirea japonica Cuttings Little princess $4.99
PA273 16 Spirea Japonica Cuttings Little Princess $11.25

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