Content tagged "propagation"

How do I transplant grape vines?

Grapes Updated: January 05, 2012

Transplanting of vines is easiest and most successful when the vines are young. Dig up as much of the root system as possible when the vine is dormant. Dig a...

How can I propagate additional plants from my blackberry stand?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 21, 2011

Propagation techniques for blackberries:Tip layering is used on most brambles (blackberries, black and purple raspberries). In mid to late summer the cane...

How do I propagate my rosemary plant?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 17, 2011

Softwood cuttings are generally taken from plants in spring or early summer, during a growth flush when tissue is relatively soft and succulent. Stems of...

How do you split and transplant an old-fashioned bleeding heart that has overgrown its space in the garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 16, 2011

If you mean Dicentra spectabilis, it is difficult to divide. If it really needs dividing, do it carefully in early spring when you first see the plants...

How do Norfolk Island pine trees reproduce?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 03, 2011

Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is not a pine at all, but a member of a small separate plant family, the Araucariaceae. It is hardy in Zones 9b...

Propagating Apple Rootstocks and Trees

Apples Updated: September 14, 2011


Why are rootstocks used for apple trees?

Apples Updated: August 31, 2011

Apples do not come true from seed, so when we plant apple seeds, the plants that result are not the cultivar that we obtained the seeds from. If we take six...

Why do nurseries use budding versus grafting?

Apples Updated: August 22, 2011

Budding is often used because a single scion bud is inserted into the rootstock to produce a new tree. Also, with budding, many trees can be produced from a...

When should apple trees be budded?

Apples Updated: August 22, 2011

Budding time will depend on where you live and the type of budding technique you use. Traditional timing in the northern hemisphere above 36 degrees...

I grafted 10 apple trees in the spring and only a few of the grafts started growing. Can I reuse the rootstocks? What kind of grafting can I do now?

Apples Updated: August 22, 2011

If your bench grafts do not take but the rootstock is healthy and growing, you certainly can re-graft them in the same season.► The earliest option is chip...

Are there restrictions to grafting my own apple trees?

Apples Updated: August 22, 2011

Some cultivars of apple are under patent. If the patent is still applicable, then you must contact the nursery (or whoever holds the patent) and pay the...

What is a dwarfing rootstock?

Apples Updated: August 21, 2011

Apple seeds that are planted do not produce a replica of the type of fruit that was planted; therefore, trees must be propagated by vegetative means such as...

Why can’t I plant seeds from my apple?

Apples Updated: August 21, 2011

You can plant seeds from your apple, but the resulting fruit from that seedling will not be exactly like the apple parent. Most apple seeds are formed when...

How do nurseries grow rootstocks?

Apples Updated: August 21, 2011

Rootstocks are commonly propagated by layering to form large stool beds. The "mother plant" is set out in the field. The plant may either be mounded, or it...

I am trying to propagate “red tips” (photinia) and am not having any luck. I have done cuttings dipped in Rootone® and put in soilless mix and I have tried rooting them in water. I have had no results. Help.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 21, 2011

Please tell me how to propagate Variegated Chinese privet?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 21, 2011

What are the advantages of using asexual propagation when trying to reproduce a plant?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 05, 2008

Is it possible to propagate Clematis and Mandevilla?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 05, 2008

When talking about grafting, what is scion wood?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

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