apple tree from a cutting

Asked July 7, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

I purchased an apple tree from lowes 2 years ago. I'm curious, is it possible to grow a second tree by taking a cutting from the live one? If so, what do I need to do? I tried putting a couple cuttings in water with willow branches and they stayed alive but didn't grow any leaves or roots.

Cole County Missouri

1 Response

Apple cuttings are extremely hard to propagate. You would need rooting hormones and a mist system to do this. It is more time and cost efficient to purcharse a second tree.