species which grow from root cuttings

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species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Jamie » September 10th, 2010, 10:25 pm

Hi guys :D

I am getting this thread started up to try and get a cohesive list of what species will readily grow from root cuttings, once we get a decent list up with how readily they will shoot, how long it can take or even if they are a bit finiky.

I am asking this as I have recently noticed that some of my willow leaf root cuttings are finally showing signs of life after a good few months since they had been taken i was nearly ready to throw them out, glad i didnt now. I also have some others that I am trying, although not 100% sure if they will shoot or not.

so lets have it in the format of common name - botanical name - and how easy they strike (easy (best),relativly easy (close to easy with some inconsistencies) , mid range (sometimes a little touch and go), some difficulty (low strike rates), hard ( very low to none strike rate).
some in my list may be missing a few, feel free to post up your experiences on them.

so to get a start to the list here is a few -

willow leaf fig - ficus nerifolia - relatively easy

chinese elm - Ulmus parvifolia - easy

cork bark elm - Ulmus propinqua var. suberosa - easy ( not sure on the botanical name of this one, i was always under the impression they were ch. parvifolia).

clerodendrum - clerodendrum - easy

willow - salix spp. - easy

obviously there is a lot more, we could also possibly go on with this and also add a list of species for normal stem cuttings (hardwood, soft wood etc).

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Graeme » September 10th, 2010, 10:30 pm

Wrightia Religiosa (thai Temple Bells) - Bloody site easier than top cuttings (but still not 100% tho')
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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Dumper » September 11th, 2010, 12:11 am

i recently repotted my hibiscus. there was a long root. so im trying that.

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by craigw60 » September 11th, 2010, 6:35 am

malus, liquidambar, wisteria
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Post by Graeme » September 11th, 2010, 3:49 pm

Crepe Myrtle.
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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by GavinG » September 11th, 2010, 4:29 pm

Pyrus understock

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by walko » September 11th, 2010, 5:54 pm

allocasuarina's, often shoot from small surface roots

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Glenn C » September 11th, 2010, 7:35 pm

What about swampys, I've had about a 99.9% return on cuttings....even the lengths of a 50mm chopped trunk strike.

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Jamie » September 11th, 2010, 7:41 pm

Glenn C wrote:What about swampys, I've had about a 99.9% return on cuttings....even the lengths of a 50mm chopped trunk strike.

Hi mate :D this is one that I am curious about, I know they can strike from cuttings pretty easy, just not sure on the root cuttings. sometimes tree's root systems dont allow for regeneration of foliage from the root stock, so I am not sure.


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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Taffy » September 11th, 2010, 8:57 pm

Natal Fig - Ficus Natalensis

Serissa - also suckers dramatically from roots.
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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Joel » September 11th, 2010, 10:41 pm

Good idea for a thread Jamie!

Ive read Ginkgo biloba strike from roots but ive never tried it. Seems odd to me, considering its not a dicot (or even an angiosperm).

Anybody tried Ginkgo?

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Jamie » September 22nd, 2010, 9:16 pm

hi guys, just taking another look at this and add some more to the list and every one elses contributions :D

willow leaf fig - ficus nerifolia - relatively easy

chinese elm - Ulmus parvifolia - easy

cork bark elm - Ulmus propinqua var. suberosa - easy ( not sure on the botanical name of this one, i was always under the impression they were ch. parvifolia).

clerodendrum - clerodendrum - easy

willow - salix spp. - easy

Thai temple bells - Wrightia Religiosa - intermediate

crab apple - malus -

american maple - liquid amber - easy

wisteria - wisteria -

crepe myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica -

callery pear - pyrus -

she oak - allocasuarina* -

natal fig - ficus natalensis - easy

tree of a thousand stars - serrisa -

maiden hair tree - ginko biloba -

seiju elm - ulmus parvifolia var. - easy

hokkaido elm - ulmus parvifolia var. - easy



as more become available I will update the thread :D

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by daiviet_nguyen » December 5th, 2010, 9:38 am

I second elm and liquidambar. I have never intentionally set out to try those two.
It just happened by accident.

My elms and liquiambars had their roots out of the pot. I had to cut them off to
moved the pots. Whatever remained on the ground just shot off everywhere. I have
a shrub-like elm in a corner of my backyard.

In my understanding, in QLD, a State government department actually classifies elm
as pest?

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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by Taffy » December 5th, 2010, 6:52 pm

In my understanding, in QLD, a State government department actually classifies elm
as pest?
They sure do Daiviet - but they've got it totally screwed up (typical government departmental idiots). They have named Celtis Sinensis (Chinese Hackberry) as Chinese Elm!!!

I fail to see how Ulmus Parvifolia can be confused with Celtis Sinensis. :roll:
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Re: species which grow from root cuttings

Post by moopoo » January 7th, 2011, 9:59 pm

how long do root cutting take to stike

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