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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jan 28, 2015 8:51 PM CST
Does anyone know if you can propagate it from cuttings? If so, how? My neighbor has a male tree and I would like to get a cutting or two. My neighbor has already given permission.

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Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 28, 2015 9:43 PM CST
Yes, you can propagate the Gingko from cuttings. Using rooting hormone, keeping the medium damp and making a plastic 'greenhouse' covering it may take about 8 weeks more or less. You should always take more cuttings than you need as some may not cooperate. If you end up with extras there is no problem sharing them later with fellow gardeners in your area.

My personal preference is to use the Forsyth Pot method. http://garden.org/ideas/view/greene/1398/Improved-Forsythe-P...

Others may chine in to share their favorite tricks and tips. Good luck! Thumbs up
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jan 28, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Thank you so much for the info.

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Soft or hard wood?
Can I do it now or wait for new growth to start?
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 29, 2015 12:22 AM CST
No, please don't take any cuttings now. Best to wait. Here, read these two links.

This link has some detailed information about where and how to take the cuttings and how to prepare them.
homeguides.sfgate.com/propagate-ginkgo-64305.html

On this link scroll down about 1/3 of the way to find details for propagation by cuttings:
http://kwanten.home.xs4all.nl/propagation.htm

Oh, I forgot to say...if you document the process with photos you can write an article for All Things Plants to help others learn. You could try using different mediums or methods to see which works the best.

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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jan 29, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Thanks for the info. This looks fairly straightforward. I'll see if I can remember to take pics.
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HoosierHarvester
Nov 9, 2015 10:02 AM CST
@Zencat , I was searching to see if Ginkgo trees could be propogated from cuttings, and found this thread. Was wondering if you had success with your cuttings? Thanks.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Nov 9, 2015 10:43 AM CST
Unfortunately, no. Life got in the way of trying this and I didn't get a chance to start. Maybe next Spring. Shrug!

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