Shrubs can be propagated from cuttings. It’s a prime method of reproducing woody plants, including conifers, in the nursery industry. Raising cuttings is easy to do at home, but results are not likely to be as good as when cuttings are monitored in a commercial greenhouse. Nevertheless, it’s a good way to increase your stock of shrubs or grow one you don’t have.
7 Shrubs easily propagated from cuttings include beautyberry, boxwood, caryopteris, chamaecyparis, euonymous, forsythia, hydrangea, laurel, lavender, lonicera, rose, spirea, viburnum, weigela and willow.
Tap a little rooting hormone powder onto a clean surface and dip the ends of the cuttings into the powder so the nodes where you removed the leaves are dusted. Tap off any excess powder. If the cuttings have large leaves, snip the leaves in half horizontally to reduce photosynthesis while roots are developing.