You can grow a whole garden in just one season! You need patience and care, but cutting makes it easy. Planting new plants from old materials is cheaper than if you had bought new ones.
Plant propagation can, of course, be done in all ways. However, not all are successful when you propagate from a shrub cutting. You will want to know what type is necessary before you begins your project!
Stay tuned for part two of this discussion, where we’ll be exploring which bushes would likely be better suited to propagation techniques like these.
The 12 shrubs on this list all root quickly and grow into full-grown plants in a relatively short time period.
Azaleas are a low-maintenance shrub that can be grown anywhere and add interest for any occasion. They come in all sorts of colors, and some even match your garden style!
Planting azalea from softwood cuttings ensures the new plants will be just as colorful as their parents. However, planting from seeds may not result in the same color variation and result in variations from plant to plant. This can create an inconsistent look.
Butterfly bushes attract pollinators, such as butterflies and other bugs, with their shape and fragrance.
Summarize: You can propagate them by taking branch tips that you cut from them during the spring or summer months. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Blueberries are popular because they have dozens of berries during the summer.
There are two types of cuttings for blueberry bushes: hardwood and soft-wood.
The colorful flowers are a summertime way to add splashes of color. They typically bloom from late June to August and some do as soon as March or April.
The best time to cut these plants is when they are young, but as they grow back quickly if you do it soon enough, it may not matter how old they are.
Elderberries are a source of delicious preserves, pies and juices. They have also been shown to improve the immune system.
In order to grow elderberry shrubs, you should take cuttings of soft wood in early spring. This way the plants will put out a great deal of new shoots as they come into dormancy.
One type of ornamental bush that blooms early in the year is the Forsythia. These shrubs bloom reliably and produce a cheery yellow color.
You can propagate this shrub by cutting into some types of softwood, semi-hardwood or hard wood.
Honeysuckles are a beautiful bush that provides shade, is known for its sweet scent and pretty flowers. They also produce a deliciously sweet smell.
Honeysuckle can grow quickly, so if you want the honeysuckle plant to spread and grow in your garden even faster, then it’s probably a good idea to propagate it.
Hydrangeas have acidic soil meaning your plants can be either blue or pink! However, some varieties may have white flowers.
You can easily propagate hydrangeas due to the ease of finding hardwood and softwood cuttings. They are also tough and will grow in various conditions.
Lavender is a flowering plant that can be grown from hardwood or soft grass. Lavender has an attractive odor and minimal upkeep considerations, so it’s easy to care for.
The lilac’s botanical name is Syringa. These plants can be found in shades of yellow or white.
Lilacs have a strong scent, so they’re perfect to plant near your house entrances, or decorate your garden with. If you start them in pots and take cuttings from them, you can improve the chance of success and get a new Lilac plant in your home today!
You can plant magnolias as a tree, or as a deciduous, flowering plant.
The best time to cut a Magnolia tree is during the semi-hardwood phase—to avoid damaging their roots and leave them in a dormant state for winter.
Shrub roses are a popular type of flower that is easy to grow and has a long lasting fragrant blossom.
Plant flowers anywhere in the space of your home, with a variety of beautiful colors to choose from! Plant flowers from cuttings so they grow easily.