For a tree to shade a house, plant 30 feet from structure.
Cuttings come without leaves. Plant right away, or place in your refrigerator up to a week before you plant.
You do not need a rooting hormone.
In Late winter or Spring, can be immediately planted by simply pushing cutting into moist soil so that all but one bud is covered. May plant directly in ground or in pots to plant into permanent location after tree has developed roots that are visible at bottom of pot. Do not let cutting dry out.
In Late Spring, Summer or Fall, place cuttings in a bucket of water for several weeks, covering 1/3 of the cutting with water. When you see roots starting to form, plant and water in to settle soil around cutting. Cutting should be buried so that all but 1 bud is below ground level. Water to keep cutting moist until it is rooted (usually 3-4 weeks)...then water weekly. If leaves wilt, water, or in hot weather, provide partial shade until plant is rooted.
If you have deer problems, spray new leaves with a deer repellent like Plantskydd, which is available in our store..
Keep your planting area mowed/weeded and watered. Installing a weed barrier is beneficial. Prune off all but the dominant stem after new growth is 3-6 inches long.