Hi all, new to the forum. I have a couple of wonderful itoigawa shimpaku that I bought as raw material from Boon way back when. They are now healthily residing in the PNW. Going to do some maintanence pruning this spring and was wondering about rooting the clippings. I've always heard that kishu and itoigawa are not known for their strong roots and hence are usually grafted onto something like San Jose root stock (like all the kishu and itois in my collection are). So, the question is, is this true? Should I just toss the clippings like I always have? Or, now that I have some more space on the benches (I moved from San Diego to Portland earlier this year and got rid over half my collection so have a little extra room in the yard) try them as cuttings?