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 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 proceeded to plunge cuttings (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.
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 www.pthorticulture.com. 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.
100 tree kit or 16 tree kit
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. As of February 20th 2017, I had 10,000 cuttings of this clone in stock.
|PA84||5 OP-367 cuttings Sorry, sold out
|PA201||16 OP-367 cuttings
Sorry, sold out
|PA268||50 OP-367 cuttings Sorry, sold out
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||$11.25
|PA230||100 Populus Gazi||$30.00
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 cuttingsSorry, sold out
|PA203||16 Common Privet cuttings Sorry, sold out
|PA232||100 Common Privet cuttings Sorry, sold out
California PrivetLigustrum 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 PrivetLigustrum 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
WILLOWSWhile 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 WillowSalix 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
|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||$ 200.00|
Weeping Pendula Willow
Salix Babylonica "Pendula"
|PA80||5 Salix pendula cuttings
||PA200||16 Salix pendula cuttings
|PA236||100 Weeping " Salix Pendula" willow cuttings
Corkscrew WillowSalix 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 cuttings||$6.99
|PA204||16 corkscrew willow cuttings||$13.25
|PA231||100 corkscrew willow cuttings||$55.00
Goat Willow - French WillowSalix 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||$4.99|
|PA215||16 Salix Smithiana cuttings - Silky leaf osier||$11.25|
Salix DiscolorThe original red stem pussy willow.
Used as a rootstock to make the Kilmanrock willow with scions from the caprea willow.
|PA62||5 Salix Discolor - Pussy Willow Cuttings - Grows to 15 ft.
Salix Matsudana Golden CurlsUsed 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/td>||$6.95|
|PA199||16 Salix Golden Curls cuttings/td>||$13.25|
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
Sorry, Sold out
|PA214||16 Salix Miyabeana Cuttings.
Sorry, Sold out 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|
|PA216||16 Salix Triandra cuttings||$11.25|
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 cuttingsThis 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 cuttingsA 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
White ForsiythiaVery hard to find perennial, I had some cuttings of this bush and I tried to grow them indoors with no luck at all, that is why I am removing them from this list. I will air layer it or use rooterpots to propagate them . Next thing you see will be some small plants of this perennial.