Thursday, May 19, 2016

Flowering Dogwood Propagation

Good Morning,
It is dark outside and the birds are singing and maybe seeing the sunlight coming over the horizon or the earth is rotating in that direction. I am not sure what the temperature is but I think it is in the low 50's.

I found this video interesting:

The reason I found this interesting was that the next time you see a Flowering Dogwood like this;
You take some cutting hopefully from out in the woods and not your friends tree and follow the directions from the video. I think the first year of growth you bring it in for the winter then plant it in the spring.

"Softwood cuttings taken in late spring or early summer from new growth can be rooted under mist if treated with 8,000 to 10,000 ppmindole-3-butyric acid (IBA). In cold climates, potted cuttings must be kept in heated cold frames or polyhouses the following winter to maintain temperatures between 0 and 7 °C (32 and 45 °F). 

When you plant them outside you need to place a couple of ears of Indian Corn in with the new plantings of Flowering Dogwood.
Next Spring you need to find a Flowering Dogwood in the forest or edge of a highway and get your cuttings.

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