Rerooting Euonymus Japonica Plants

| 3/3/2013 9:11:34 AM

Euonymus Japonica is a hardy evergreen foundation plant. It grows beside my house providing a lot of greenery to the outside of my home, which can be difficult at times since I am surrounded by several huge oak trees.  But it does grow in the shade and can survive being neglected. I am sorry to say there are years when the poor things were on their own, but they kept growing and stayed a beautiful shade of green.  

I wanted to add these hardy plants around the foundation of a new addition we had added to our existing home, so I decided to see if I could reroot them. I waited until the winter to prune them. When I pruned them I made sure to cut the stem at an angle. 

Stem Cutting 

I placed these pieces in a container of water for a few days until I noticed roots barely starting to grow from the bottom of stem cut I made. After the roots began to grow I planted the stems in a container with potting soil and began to water regularly. Not all stem cuttings will reroot, so cut extras because they will be some loses. But Euonymus Japonica is an easy plant to propagate by rerooting the stem. 

Stem Cuttings 1 Year Later 

The next winter the plants had produced so many roots and had established themselves that I could easily transfer them into my landscaping. They also would make good container grown plants for a patio or porch. 

3/5/2013 3:44:40 PM

Arkansas Girl, oh, yes, I remember the catalogs for sure. Eventually those catalogs would find there way to the out house so we set and think while sat and stunk. When times were tough old catalogs were used for the necessary paper. The slick pages didn't really work so good for that duty. You're right about buying just about any thing from Sears or Montgomery Ward or as we like to lovingly call it "Monkey Wards". Since I was not into fashion clothes my interest would be in the area of guns, tools, and tractors. Before my time Dad said that a some assembly house could even be purchased through the catalogs. Well, it was allot of assembly. The house was all precut lumber and came with instructions of assembly. Nice?? According to Dad it was cheap. Chic arrival day was always a special day. We would always get a couple of those flat boxes with holes. I don't ever remember them coming to the house in the mail. We went to the local feed and seed store to pick them up. The feed store was a wonderful place. I can still remember the smell and atmosphere of the feed store. I only know of one feed store in my area and it just doesn't have the same feel or smell as my childhood memories. Now I like the local nurseries better with seeds and plants. The nurseries are just about to explode with spring plants and entire sections of grocery stores will be filled with garden items. It's my favorite time of the year. New life abounds every where. Have a great pre spring day.

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