Can a rooted stem grow without leaves?
So I have this bonsai project with three cotinus coggygria softwood cuttings. 1 of them is slightly shorter than the others, and they have to be the same height for this idea. Therefore, I'm considering cutting the stem (and, therefore, the leaves as well) to match the height, and create "new growth" (?)
Can these cuttings create new leaves after being cut in half? I attach an image: