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M. transitoria is a graceful, small deciduous tree with ovate, deeply-lobed leaves which turn yellow in autumn. Profuse single white flowers followed by tiny yellow globose fruits 9mm in length
'Laciniata' has slightly drooping branchlets and narrow leaflets with jagged edges
A. palmatum (D) is a small, slow-growing deciduous shrub forming a broad, dome of lacy, dissected foliage. Leaves divided to base into 7-11 slender, deeply incised lobes, turning deep yellow or orange in autumn. Flowers small, purple
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Softwood cuttings have the highest rooting potential of any stem cutting and often provide the best chance of rooting species that are difficult to propagate...Most softwood cuttings are nodal, i.e. cut at the bottom just below the leaf joint or node, where there is a concentration of hormones to stimulate root production...Make a hole for the cutting in a a container of cuttings compost using a dibber (a clean blunt stick) and insert the base of the cutting with the first pair of leaves just above...
Heel cuttings (where the cutting is pulled away with a piece of the stem) can be used ? Ceanothus and Berberis are commonly propagated from heel cuttings
The cuttings can generally be forgotten about until the following year, as the cut surface undergoes a period of callusing over the winter from which roots will develop in the spring...Insert the cuttings into the ground or pot with two-thirds of the cutting below the surface, with a layer of sand in the base
Insert the cuttings about 4cm (2in) apart so that the horizontal cut surface at the top of the root is just below the surface of the compost and top dress with a 1cm (3/8in) layer of grit...Root cuttings should contain enough food reserves (carbohydrates) to ensure survival and regeneration
A refinement for confident gardeners is to slice each leaf bud cutting down the middle of the stem, treating each half as ordinary leaf bud cuttings and so doubling the number of cuttings available
Make sure to keep the cuttings facing the direction that it was growing on the plant, alternatively cut into shallow chevrons...Kalanchoe , Echeveria , Crassula: Leaf cuttings of succulents should be left a day or two to callus (the cut surface thickens) before potting
Taking salvia cuttings is relatively easy and straight forward, just follow these simple steps...Trim each cutting just below a leaf and carefully cut or pinch off the leaves from the lower half...Trim each cutting just below a leaf and carefully cut or pinch off the leaves from the lower half
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