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How to Grow More Plants With Hardwood Cuttings | Video

An easy way to make more plants

Want more plants? Learn how to propagate your favorite hardwoods by taking cuttings. In this video, Fine Gardening editor Steve Aitken guides you through one way to take and plant cuttings from your hardwood plants. This is the easy part. The hard part? Waiting for your plants to get to the size you want. But all things in good time.

Hardwood plants


  1. Abelia (Abelia spp. and cvs., Zones 6–9)
  2. Aspen (Populus spp. and cvs., Zones 1–9)
  3. Barberry (Berberis spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9)
  4. Blueberry (Vaccinium spp. and cvs., Zones 2–8)
  5. Butterfly bush (Buddleia spp. and cvs., Zones 6–9)
  6. California lilac (Ceanothus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10)
  7. Camellia (Camellia spp. and cvs., Zones 7–8)
  8. Deutzia (Deutzia spp. and cvs., Zones 5–8)
  9. Dogwood (Cornus spp. and cvs., Zones 2–9)
  10. Elder (Sambucus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9)
  11. Euonymus (Euonymus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9)
  12. Forsythia (Forsythia spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9)
  13. Mock orange (Philadelphus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9)
  14. Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus* and cvs., Zones 5–9)
  15. Viburnum (Viburnum spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9)
  16. Weigela (Weigela spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9)
  17. Willow (Salix spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9)


You can use this method to propagate the above plants. Learn more about hardwood cuttings, and other methods to grow more plants:


3 Easy Hardwood Cutting Methods

How to Take Root Tip Cuttings

Propagate Your Shrubs with Softwood Cuttings



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    LauraWilliams 05/01/2019

    Good one!

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    AnnaMartinez 09/30/2019

    Thanks for sharing!

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    ArmandLewis 10/04/2019

    Thanks for the information!

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    AshlieDPerron 11/06/2019

    Very Nice!

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    CathyWilker 11/22/2019

    Thanks for this post!

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    JacksonSmith2 11/30/2019

    Good one Christine....

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    GeorgeMendoza 02/13/2020

    It's amazing! very useful tips!

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