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Q.Why Are There Different Types Of Cuttings?

Anonymous added on July 15, 2023 | Answered

Why are there softwood, hardwood, and semi-ripe cuttings? If you plant a semi-ripe or hardwood birch cutting, even though, most people plant them as softwood cuttings, would it still grow? Also, can evergreen trees be grown from any types of cuttings?

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Answered on July 16, 2023

There are different types depending on the season you are propagating. Most softwood cuttings will root easily and they are propagated from new wood. Semi-soft wood cuttings can be taken in summer, and hardwood cuttings in winter or spring. The species of plant also determines which type of cutting will propagate best.




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