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Tip or Trench Layering

Tip layering involves burying branch tips until these develop their own root systems A variant on simple layering, this technique involves burying the actual stem tips, and awaiting the growth of a new plant. In late summer, bend stem tips toward the ground, and bury them vertically some 3-4" into good, well-draining soil. New plantlets will develop, and are removed and replanted the next spring, including the distal tip of the original plant. Place the new plantlets in 6" holes and fill half way, gradually filling it completely over the growing season, or simply replant even with soil surface.

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Air Layering
Serpentine Layering
Simple Layering
Trees and Shrubs

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