'Shasta' Viburnum Propagation (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum)

>> Saturday, December 11, 2010

Viburnums are one of the best flowering shrubs for the garden. Not only do they flower beautifully in the spring but some varieties produce loads of berries for wildlife consumption. Below is how I like to propagate 'Shasta' viburnum.

How to Propagate:
Cuttings: hardwood, greenwood

How to make greenwood cuttings of the 'Shasta' Viburnum.

  • Take 3-4 node node cuttings about 6 inches long from greenwood wood.
  • Remove all the leaves except for one or two at the top of the cutting. 
  • Dip the end in rooting hormone and place it in a rooting medium (I use sand quite a bit).
  • Then put the cuttings in a makeshift propagation chamber. (It was made form two reused plastic containers - one to hold the sand and the other as a lid.) A propagation chamber may not be necessary as long as the medium is kept moist - not soggy. Putting the cutting in a normal pot with a plastic bag for a cover will work fine.
  • Monitor the cutting for adequate moisture and in about 4 weeks I had some nice rooting on the viburnum cuttings.


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