Hardwood cuttings are basically dormant sticks of various plants. Most people usually prune their plants during the fall and winter dormancy period. Using these prunings to propagate new plants via hardwood cuttings adds another step to the pruning process. This additional step will take some time and effort but the extra effort can be rewarded handsomely with newly rooted cuttings come spring.
The basics of hardwood cuttings is to make sure your pruning is approximately 6-10” in length with at least several buds. Dipping the bottom end into rooting hormone and sticking the cutting into soil is essentially all you need to do.
Give hardwood cuttings a try, they are one of those things that is all up side. If none of them take all you are out is a little bit of your time. And if they all take, you have to figure out what to do with all your new plants!