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Tip Layering

Tip layering is similar to simple layering and happens naturally with plants such as black raspberry and trailing blackberries. The tip of a branch touches the ground and roots form. Tip layering simply mimics this natural process.

To tip layer, dig a small hole several inches deep, insert the tip of a current season's shoot or cane, and fill around it with soil. The tip will turn and grow upwardCamera icon, while the bend of the stem that stays in the soil will grow roots. Care for the layered plant is the same as that used for simple layering.Graphic of tip layering