Propagation – Reference Books

Q: I have been reasonably successful rooting woody plants in my landscape but I need to know more. Is there a good reference book on plant propagation that you could recommend?

A: I like “Secrets of Plant Propagation: Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants” by Lewis Hill and Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation” by Ken Druse . The University of Georgia Extension service has free publications on the subject. You can get them by calling your local Extension office (1-800-ASKUGA-1) or download them for the Web:

Mike Dirr’s “The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture, Second Edition” is a great technical reference. “How to Propagate: Techniques and Tips for Over 1000 Plants” by John Cushnie is excellent .

Propagating Shrubs

Propagating House Plants

Propagating Fruit Plants

Grafting Fruit Trees

North Dakota has a comprehensive guide at Home Propagation Techniques.

propagation container box

propagation container box

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