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Q.Rooting Shrubs

Anonymous added on April 28, 2011 | Answered

What does soilless mix mean? Also, do you root soft wood of evergreens the same way as shrubs that lose their leaves?

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Answered on April 29, 2011

Most soilless mixes are predominantly sphagnum peat moss, which is lightweight, inexpensive, and well draining but water retentive. Soilless mixes are also free of disease and other contaminates.

This article will help with rooting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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