How To Create Free Plants From Hardwood Cuttings

The great thing about propagating plants from cuttings is that a single shrub or vine can produce any number of new plants. All you need is a little know how and plenty of patience. Fall is the best time for taking cuttings or failing this then early spring. This article by Melissa Will which I found on her Empress of Dirt website lists forty shrubs and vines that can be propagated in this way and contains full instructions on how to set about it.

Starting new plants from hardwood cuttings is a slow but reliable way to grow more, free plants for your garden. This method is done in the late fall or early spring, and works with many deciduous shrubs and vines.
I will walk you through a basic step-by-step overview that works for the 38 shrubs and vines listed below. Once you see how simple it is, you will be a propagating fanatic.

Plants to Propagate from Hardwood Cuttings

Buddleia

Forsythia

Rose of Sharon

These are just three of the plants that can be propagated by cuttings. To see the rest go to the Empress of Dirt.