Hardwood Cuttings Waking Up

One of my benches completely full of hardwood cuttings during the winter
Forsythia is the first to flowering and leafing out
Honeylocust popping buds
Fruitless Mulberry and California Sycamore buds swelling

The success rate of these cuttings is over 90%. The Zelkova Serrata also known as Japanese Elm or Sawleaf Zelkova has had a relatively low success rate at around 40%.

The soil used didn’t seem to make any difference in success. I used a 50/50 mix of perlite and peat moss, pure compost, partially composted wood chips, and a nursery soil blend made for container growing.

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