Diatomaceous Earth bug killer*
Permies likes trees and the farmer likes Help with cuttings populus x canescens (tower poplar) permies
  Search | Permaculture Wiki | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies | World Domination!
Register / Login


permies » forums » growies » trees
Bookmark "Help with cuttings populus x canescens (tower poplar)" Watch "Help with cuttings populus x canescens (tower poplar)" New topic
Author

Help with cuttings populus x canescens (tower poplar)

Alexander Duncan


Joined: Nov 24, 2012
Posts: 15
Has anyone ever grown 'Tower Poplars' from cuttings before? I used a kit last year to grow hybrid poplars but I was wondering if I can propagate populus canescens the same way, with 2 bud cuttings using a rooting compound.

Do I have to soak them in water for a few hours, and what time of the year can I begin to take cuttings from the tree?
As well as what type of potting mix should I use?



Lance Kleckner


Joined: Feb 22, 2013
Posts: 79
Location: West Iowa
    
    1
I have planted hardwood cuttings of hybrid poplars in spring, including the tower poplar. It does not root as easy as a lot of hybrid poplar cuttings(which I never waste the time using rooting hormone on), but the tower poplar would benefit with rooting hormone.

As it has aspen parentage, its actually easier using root cuttings for propagation. But when I transplant my tower poplars, there is some top I like to cut off, so I plant the little hardwood cuttings, and have a few out of the bunch live as long as I am watering them and taking care of them. That is without rooting hormone. With rooting hormone I'd imagine I'd get a better percentage.


http://www.fastgrowingtrees.us/KlecknerOasis
http://www.bigfootwillow.com
Alexander Duncan


Joined: Nov 24, 2012
Posts: 15
Thanks Lance, what type of growing medium did you use? Just a simple peat moss or compost
Lance Kleckner


Joined: Feb 22, 2013
Posts: 79
Location: West Iowa
    
    1
Hello, not sure what you'd want to use in your setup. For me, I just plant in a fenced area in native soil and keep it well watered and does good enough for me.
 
 
subject: Help with cuttings populus x canescens (tower poplar)
 
Similar Threads
How much land for firewood?
MightyOld Cottonwoods Blew Down....
Question about innoculating poplar stumps with mushrooms
Best perennial shrubs and trees which can be started from seed
lving trees as retaining walls
cast iron skillet 49er

more from paul wheaton's glorious empire of web junk: cast iron skillet diatomaceous earth sepp holzer raised garden beds raising chickens lawn care flea control missoula electric heaters permaculture videos permaculture books