After finally having had the free moment to purchase the rooting hormone i wounded the cutting to expose an opening for the roots to come out of as well, then I applied the rooting hormone. Rooting Hormones not only increase the possiblility that rooting will occur but most of the rooting hormones also have a fungicide which protects the cutting from getting a disease and molding. I then inserted my cuttings into a growing medium and have kept them moist. At this point it is best to keep the cutting in a partially sunny but mostly shady location at 60 degrees temp.
But still no results, this could be one of two options. the first is that I let the cuttings dry out and die.
The second is that the plant is naturally in its dormancy meaning that there is a possibility it will root when spring comes along, but we’ll see.
Propagating a Hardwood Cutting
1. have a cutting of the prior seasons growth at least 6-8 inches in length from a healthy plant.
2. make cutting on a 45 degree angle just above the node and wound to promote rooting
3. apply rooting compound
4. plant in a growing medium that is well aerated.
5. keep moist
6. Keep in a primarily shady location at 60 degrees until roots begin to form