Different rooting average were tested to identify those whch would provide the best conditions for growth of shedding the aroeira-vermelha (schinus terebinthifolius raddi). five different compositions for rooting average were (sand; soil; sand + soil; sand + cattle manure; sand + soil + cattle manure) the study was carried out from september of 2007 to december of 2008, in an area room temperature at embrapa semi-arid, petrolina, pe, brazil. the substrate composed with sand + cattle manure and sand + soil + cattle manure rooting medium showing the highest rates. in relation to the development of the system to radicular of the shedding aroeira-vermelha was verified that in treatment 5 (sand + soil + cattle manure) all had presented the biggest values in length terms. the growth in height of the shedding was influenced by different analyzed substrata. between substrate, optimum sand + cattle manure was with ground.