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  • From: "del stubbs" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Antique Rooting Method.
  • Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 14:28:18 -0000

> Rooting many decideous plants (those that loose there leaves) from
>hardwood cuttings is best started in the fall. Reason. Hormones which are
>responsible for root initiation move from growing tip (terminal buds)
>downward to roots as part of the dormancy process.
> When these hormones pass through younger wood to and through older
>the process slows a bit (perhaps 2-3 weeks, depending on species) and at
>time (late Oct.-Early Nov. here) cuttings may be taken and stored for later
>rooting, either outside in a cold frame or held until sticking in rooting
>beds very early the following spring.

Ed, very interesting. Could you elaborate a bit on indicators of when
2-3 week period is for different zones? i.e. after hard frost, leaf fall,
leaf coloring or some other indicator to time from.
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