rooting lilac tree cutting - Knowledgebase Question

lockport, Ne
Question by worldplugin
May 6, 2010
I recently cut some branches from my flowering lilac tree and would like to know how to root them.

Answer from NGA
May 6, 2010


Lilac stems are usually easy to root. You'll need new tip cuttings, about 6" long. Strip off the lower leaves and dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant them in moistened potting soil. Keep the potting soil moist but not soggy wet and set the container outdoors in a shady spot. The cuttings should root in 4-6 weeks.

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