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jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

June 30, 2012
10:59 PM

Post #9188365

trying to root mulberry cuttings using just water with willow cuttings -- the willow branches are cut into one inch pieces.
good idea ? will it work ? it has been 2 weeks , no roots yet . doing water changes every few days to keep the water
from getting foul. thanks -- just using 3 or 4 willow cuttings in each jar to try to get the 6 inch mulberry cuttings to root
jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 2, 2012
10:53 PM

Post #9190780

on the web it suggests trying putting the stems in soil after soaking awhile to increase chances !
Garden_Sass
Central, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9214295

I haven't used this method - have read about it some years back and remember one article recommending black willow branches, whack the stems with a hammer to release chemical compounds then soak in water for 24 hours before placing cutting in the mix.

I googled "willow water", couldn't find the above remembrance but did find an article by a Texas gardener with notes from the scientist that experimented with willow water - it may help:

http://www.texasroserustlers.com/Library/Propagation/WillowWater.pdf
jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

July 27, 2012
3:37 AM

Post #9220125

thanks good article !
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9225028

I have some crooked willow branches rooting in water only. The roots are about a foot long since they have been there since the winter. I am giving them to the Master Gardners plant sale. Willow propagates very very easily. Just give them time to make roots.
jimwil22
rhinelander, WI
(Zone 4a)

August 3, 2012
3:12 AM

Post #9227854

thanks plantsforpeg
Kim_M
Hamburg, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9228762

Willows are one of those plants that will root easily in water but not the mulberry. For the mulberry...use a good soil like miracle potting soil. I would make sure the cuttings are not hard/woody but of new soft green growth. Then dip the ends in rootone and in well watered soil (very wet). For faster rooting...cut a 2 liter soda bottle in half and place on over the cuttings and on top of the soil and press down if you can (for humidity/moisture). I'm rooting many things right now and will take a picture in the morning. So you can get an idea :-)

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