September 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm #255772
My daughter and her partner are moving into their own home in about 6 months and they have asked us to take some cuttings from our mulberry tree so they can put one in their yard when they finally move in. Everything I have read says that its nearly impossible to strike from cuttings 🙁 Has anyone has success with this? It is a black mulberry and a prolific bearer so it would be good if we could propagate it.I feel sure that it came from a cutting that my dad took from a tree down Yamba way but I may be mistaken. :shrug:September 22, 2011 at 2:02 am #508765
I’m not sure about cuttings I’m sure it could be done but haven’t done it myself. You will have to wait for a wiser person than me 🙂
I just wanted to say that my 3 year old black mulberry has so far got two new mulberry trees growing within 3 feet of it, only small ones. Not sure if this is normal but I’ve dug one up and put it in a pot. Seems to be surviving.
If you cannot strike a cutting I could dig the other one up and send it to you. they seem pretty tough plants so hopefully it would survive the post.
SandraSeptember 22, 2011 at 3:22 am #508766
Hahaha….just goes to show you cant believe everything you read, mulberries would have to be the easiest thing to strike from cuttings I have ever seen, and Ive grown plenty of stuff to sell.
Even the time of year doesnt make any difference, I found a new variety last year when in full leaf and I started a few plants and off they went.
I pruned a big tree a couple of years ago and left the prunings where they laid…..every single one sprouted rootsSeptember 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm #508767
lol bushy u have an extra green thumb ( maybe your whole hand?) :laugh: i have not had that much success with cuttings but seedlings are prolific, but possibly not as true to type. i have heard if u layer the cuttings before cutting them from the tree so they start to grow roots is quite successful , or just use heaps of rooting hormone to help. good luck and may the mulberry be with you . lolzSeptember 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm #508768
I wish rcd….I still struggle getting Grevillias to do their thing and poincetias are a bit hit miss with my striking techniquesSeptember 23, 2011 at 12:45 am #508769
testing will this reply go thru
YAY :clap: I can finally reply.
I do the same as bushy,last year DH got me some mulberry cuttings and I planted them out I had some die but others made it.
I have recently trimmed them down they were super tall.
I kept the cuttings and planted them also.
The original cuttings have since been transferred to the orchard and have grown new leaves and what looks like tiny fruit.
Give it a go if the tree is big enough it wont mind a few cuttings taken.September 23, 2011 at 12:56 am #508770
karyn26MemberSeptember 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm #508771
So at this time of year soft wood or hard wood? I had an idea they would thorw roots in water. Has anybody had experience with this? thanmks all for your responses. 🙂September 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm #508772
A friend in QLD just sent me some cuttings. I have put them all in pots, some in morning sun, some in full sun and some in the shade. None are looking too healthy, but it’s only been a week, so I won’t give up yet!!September 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm #508773
You are complicating things sue…… just take some cuttings 300mm or so, get some old wood but can have new tips, poke em in the ground or a pot if you wish, of course in a shady spot so they dont dry out before taking root.
Now is a good time to do it.September 24, 2011 at 2:26 am #508774
do u think this would also work on fig trees?September 24, 2011 at 3:09 am #508775
I start all my fig trees from suckers…..never tried cuttingsOctober 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm #508776
I have been wanting to try some mulberry cuttings but had resigned myself to waiting until next winter. Perhaps I will give it a go now anyway. Can’t hurt anything!
I have read that figs are incredibly easy to grow from cuttings, but that you should do it in winter when the tree is completely dormant. I might try it this spring though just for kicks. I was also going to take some of the lower branches on my fig tree where they almost touch the ground, and cover them with soil/mulch to see if they root. One branch has already done this naturally and has figs on it already, at about 5 feet tall.
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