How to Take Hardwood Cuttings

If you love a particular shrub in your yard, why not have more of it? Given the right conditions, many plants will root from stem cuttings in spring or summer, or in winter from pieces of root.

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Pot-Grown Cuttings

For plants such as rock rose, Russian sage and santolina, plant cuttings in pots of well-drained soil. Trim cuttings to 3–4 inches long and plant with the top bud exposed. Protect from frost by placing pots in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse until spring. Plant in fall once rooted.

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