Rooting arborvitae cuttings
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Super Mod Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Lockport NY
    Posts
    1,712
    Thanks
    2,903
    Thanked 1,370 Times in 670 Posts

    Rooting arborvitae cuttings

    I have grown a few arborvitae's from seedlings and as a hobby I've started to root my own cuttings for seedlings.

    Two weeks ago it was so hot and humid in the afternoon I stated my rooting operation. I made a rack to hold the seedlings until they root and get planted into a garden area.

    The rack is located on the North side of my shop where it's shady. I keep them moist and check on them every few days. I started four hundred cuttings, fifty in a flat.

    The rack was made from scrap lumber laying around and some recycled vinyl coated wire racks a friend gave me.

    Covid quaranteen is fine by me. I can always find a project to keep me busy.



    Keep the Peace
    Harry

  2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Harry For This Useful Post:

    Capt. Dan (06-25-2020),CobyDog$10 (06-26-2020),dave1mn2 (06-25-2020),Eugene Slagell (06-26-2020),Gordy (06-25-2020),iko (06-26-2020),jfk (06-25-2020),Maine Willy (06-27-2020)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    CaseColtIngersoll.com
    Advertisements
     

  4. #2
    Super Mod Capt. Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Lk. Wisconsin. Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,364
    Thanks
    3,725
    Thanked 1,108 Times in 790 Posts
    That's awesome Harry !! Can you please give us a little more detail on how you cut them off, any particular part to do this at and do you use any root stimulator?

    Thanks and Enjoy
    Capt Dan

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Capt. Dan For This Useful Post:

    Gordy (06-25-2020)

  6. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Houghton Lake , MI
    Posts
    627
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked 362 Times in 198 Posts
    Thats great harry, I plan on putting up a fence row of Emerald Green Arborvitae or Green Giants before summer is over. Although I plan on starting around the 4'-6' mark its nice to see them grow from the seed up. Im undecided on what to go with.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

  7. Remove Advertisements
    CaseColtIngersoll.com
    Advertisements
     

  8. #4
    Senior Member Gordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Maple Lake, MN
    Posts
    2,091
    Thanks
    2,721
    Thanked 1,191 Times in 755 Posts
    Harry,
    Does this work with all types of arborvitae? I have a large Ball type that I have had no luck with the seeds. I also have a tall skinny column type no luck with those seeds either, but I have found a few little ones over the years. Had them in pots, they were over a foot tall before the rabbits found them this winter


    Gordy

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Gordy For This Useful Post:

    Capt. Dan (06-26-2020)

  10. #5
    Senior Member dave1mn2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    2,980
    Thanks
    2,065
    Thanked 1,603 Times in 918 Posts
    I had some family heirloom plants some others wanted and had quite a few going the last 2 yrs. Nothing like your trays but a couple dozen (+-).

    Rose of Sharon rooted fairly easily. Almost as easily as Willows, or Forsythia do.White Spirea (in the family 4 generations) had maybe a 75% survival rate. 2 for 2 on Roses, 1 of 3 Lilacs and no luck at all with a Magnolia Grandiflora.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to dave1mn2 For This Useful Post:

    Capt. Dan (06-26-2020)

  12. #6
    Super Mod Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Lockport NY
    Posts
    1,712
    Thanks
    2,903
    Thanked 1,370 Times in 670 Posts
    The only way to get a true plant would be from a cutting not seeds. Especially like the green giants that are hybrids. You can see videos on you tube, which I watched. I used a root stimulator and mixed up some planting medium using a little of my soil, peat moss and sand. No particular ratios just mixed to see the right consistency. I get a lot of deer in my area and emerald green makes a nice snack for them in the winter. Green Giants they don't eat! I have many Green Giants around my property. Some as a hedge, some as individual specimens. I'm planning on selling these when they are about two foot tall at the most. People ask me all the time what they are and how they can purchase some.

    Keep the Peace
    Harry

  13. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Harry For This Useful Post:

    bgosh (06-26-2020),Capt. Dan (06-26-2020),dave1mn2 (06-26-2020),Eugene Slagell (06-26-2020),Gordy (06-26-2020)

  14. #7
    Senior Member Gordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Maple Lake, MN
    Posts
    2,091
    Thanks
    2,721
    Thanked 1,191 Times in 755 Posts
    Thanks Harry,

    I will try some now, but this guy does his in the spring while they are still dormant. There are 3 parts to this video. And will be putting them in an unused dog kennel to keep the rabbits away from them




    Gordy

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gordy For This Useful Post:

    bgosh (06-26-2020),Harry (06-26-2020)

  16. #8
    Super Mod Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Lockport NY
    Posts
    1,712
    Thanks
    2,903
    Thanked 1,370 Times in 670 Posts
    I did watch the three parts before. I've done these at different times of the year. In the past I put them directly into the soil in a nursery. I didn't get 100 percent success but have already sold them to a friend. I find it interesting, but as they say, different strokes for different folks! I just thought some of the members might be interested in one of my hobbies.

    Keep the Peace
    Harry

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to Harry For This Useful Post:

    Gordy (06-26-2020)

  18. #9
    Super Mod Capt. Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Lk. Wisconsin. Wisconsin
    Posts
    3,364
    Thanks
    3,725
    Thanked 1,108 Times in 790 Posts
    Harry,

    This is a great hobbie of yours and a interesting topic. To me, it's always good to learn new things. Sure do appreciate this information.

    Capt Dan

  19. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Capt. Dan For This Useful Post:

    Gordy (06-26-2020),Harry (06-27-2020)

  20. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Ransomville New York
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
    ​Awesome, let me know when they are ready to pot.

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to William70 For This Useful Post:

    Harry (07-02-2020)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •