Starting spirea

At my daughter's house there is a "shoebutton" spirea that is blooming. I'd like to start some of these for my yard. What kind of cuttings do I take? I don't see any branches without flowers down the ends. The branches are very thin and brittle. We looked for suckers at the bottom but don't see any I could take.
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In July / August look for some half-ripe new growths. These can be rooted in a sandy soiled cold frame. Divisions are possible between October and March. Best Wishes

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do these propagate by bending the stem down and making contact with soil? or the tip?

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I have never known Spirea to be layered. It is quite likely possible. Cuttings at about 5" in length are the best however. Best Wishes. Brian

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Thanks, Brian. I'm going to write it on my calendar because I really want at least one of these spireas. Last year I looked on line and at nurseries and couldn't find this particular kind.
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http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8701.html http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/layering.html
I guess spirea like forsythia can be air layered. I like it cause results are basically 100% and I dont have to fool with watering, rotting off, shading the plant, etc. it is soooo easy to do. Ingrid
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