Tea Olive Propagation?

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    DirtMechanic

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    As I have grown older, the smell of the tea olive has also grown in my favor. I have a few about the property, and in zone 8a I want to ask about about the best method for multiplication of my current plants?
     
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    Take cuttings during the early winter and stick them into peat or perlite.
     
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    Specifically where should one cut for best success?
     
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    If cut during the first part of winter cut the oldest of the new growth because as an evergreen the required cuttings should be semi-hardwood. Make the cuttings about 8-10" long. Remove the leaves from the bottom of the cutting leaving a few leaves on the top. Dip in rooting hormone and stick in a moist container of mixed peat and perlite in a sunny location. I prefer to place cuttings in a clear plastic container just to see if it works. It will take a minimum of a month, probably longer.
    If you want a bush place 2 or 3 cuttings together in a container.
     
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