Second try at rooting some mulberry cuttings

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  1. spector

    spector Seedling

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    After a miserable failure at my first try, I changed a few things up. I found these little planters last year, and I was using them for my bog plants, but they work really well for starting soft cuttings, so I am trying to see if they succeed at hardwood. Planted these about four days ago and at least they are still green, so fingers crossed!

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    mart Hardy Maple

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    you are talking about mulberry ! with the edible berries ? they root easily from a tiny bit of root and will pop up everywhere in the landscape ! i have been trying to eliminate them for years !
     
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    I have one that has been growing for years and have never had a baby from it. :(
     
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    I just tried rooting mulberry shoots in plain water, unsuccessfully. They lived a long time but did not produce any roots. Maybe if I had tried rooting powder in a medium & covered in plastic.

    Good luck with your experiment Spector
     
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  6. spector

    spector Seedling

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    Thank you. I did use rooting hormone on these. The first four (failed attempt), I put into a regular pot with seed-starting mix (because it is fine, and I didn't have any vermiculite handy). This time, I put them into this self-watering pot, and I left some sphagnum/peat in from the bog mix. Fingers crossed!

    Mart, I get where you are coming from. I can't believe people pay for toyon, mimosa, manzanita, etc. I even saw some buckeye for sale at one of our local plant sales. I don't think anyone bought it, because everyone I heard near it was laughing that someone was trying to sell it. That stuff is like the star thistle of the tree world around here.
     
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    buckeye is not invasive ! are you sure it is the same plant ? where are you located ?
     
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    California. Aesculus californica. It is a pest out here.
     

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