Not a worry. Dirt cloning works. It's the only way to root hardwood cuts. In Hawaii, we can just chop off a branch and stick it in the ground. I do that with flowers, trees, herbs, etc. all year round. I cut a 6" branch from a pink Hibiscus and poked it into the dirt. That Hibiscus bush is now 30' high and 8' wide. It is said that you could plant a pencil in a pot and grow a pine tree here. Have not tried that. Yet.