Yes, it does depend significantly on the plant in question - some are better
served with softwood cuttings, others with hardwood cuttings and the timing
of those is seasonal by plant. Can you be more specific as to what types of
plants you are interested in taking cuttings of so we can customize the
pam - gardengal
It definitely depends upon the plant. Hardwood cuttings from deciduous
trees are usually taken in the fall and allowed to for callouses during
the winter. Evergreen plants like azaleas and rhododendrons have
cuttings taken in the fall and they are stuck immediately. Softwood
cuttings are frequently taken anytime.
For a good introduction check out:
Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings: Instructions for the Home Gardener
Propagating Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs, Trees, and Vines with Stem
Propagating herbaceous plants from cuttings
Propagation of Plants by Stem
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