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How do you propagate Alaskan weeping cedar?

Last Updated: 27th May, 2021

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  1. Take cuttings from white cedar trees in late fall, winter or early spring, when trees are fully dormant and sap is running very slowly.
  2. Cut three to four 6-inch stems from this year's growth of cedar branches with a sharp knife.
  3. Pinch off foliage from the bottom half of each cutting.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you plant Alaskan weeping cedar?

Lay the roots on the bottom of the hole and cover them with soil. Run water over the roots to settle the soil, fill the hole halfway with soil and run water again, slowly. When the water drains, finish filling the hole with soil.

Also, how do you prune a weeping Alaskan cedar?

  1. Examine the tree for any broken limbs and remove them.
  2. Prune off any branches containing yellow or brown needles.
  3. Look at the sides of the tree and prune off any branches that are touching other trees or plants.
  4. Remove any lower-hanging limbs that are touching the ground.
  5. Paghat: Weeping Alaskan Blue Cedar.

Consequently, can you propagate a cedar tree?

Red cedars can also be propagated via cuttings. Cuttings should be taken in late fall, winter or spring when the tree is dormant and the sap has slowed. Try to take the cutting in the early morning. To grow a cedar from a cutting, you will need a 3- to 6-inch piece of current year's growth.

How do you start a cedar tree from a branch?

  1. Take cuttings from white cedar trees in late fall, winter or early spring, when trees are fully dormant and sap is running very slowly.
  2. Cut three to four 6-inch stems from this year's growth of cedar branches with a sharp knife.
  3. Pinch off foliage from the bottom half of each cutting.

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Where does yellow cedar grow?

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How fast do cedars grow?

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