Mugo grafting update

severnsideMay 29, 2014

Graft #1 showing white needle sheaths (week 16 since the graft)

Pinus mugo 'Cherwell'

This post was edited by severnside on Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 5:57

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sluice

Looks great Severnside! Which selection is this mugo?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 3:54PM
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severnside

Thanks Nate,

All my grafts now are from this mother plant that is in a freeway truckstop area. It's a super robust specimen with heavily clothed branches and puts on 12"+ of new growth at full bore.


Scion branch

The plant is sadly partially overwhelmed by a young ash tree so in full sun I guess it could look in form similar to Pinus mugo 'Compacta' shown below.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 3:44PM
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sluice

Nice looking plant. I'm glad you're going to be able to add it to your garden!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 9:34AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

It has an 'aristata' feel.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 10:31AM
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severnside

Thanks Nate, once I'm assured it's establishing it'll be fun to see it developing it's size.

It does Dax, the foliage is very luxuriant giving the appearance of more than a two needle pine.

When I first saw it one winter the very dark colour and prominent chalky buds made me think it was an old P.m 'Jakobsen' too. The pictures above are earlier in last season when it's lighter.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:30PM
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severnside

Graft #1 - the first to push now showing green needles.

Graft #2 - the second to push after it's pollen production interlude.

Graft #3 - the leader scion with three points of growth, catching up now after a slow waking.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:42AM
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severnside

I've made white sticky label sleeves to shield the unions from direct sun but the plants are out in full sun with daily watering once as the pots are dry by days end.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:45AM
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severnside

Graft #3 - greening too now. The later pushers transition much quicker to catch the early ones.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 10:46AM
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sluice

Nice. I like the different shades of green.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 11:02PM
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maple_grove_gw

Very nice pictures Severnside. And nice work with the grafts!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 6:23AM
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severnside

Thanks Nate and thanks Alex. Much appreciated!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 7:39PM
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severnside

Beeswax rainproofing. Dr.Farwells not being available I went back to nature. It might melt off in the next hot spell but I can redo it easily enough.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2014 at 4:28AM
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plantkiller_il_5(5)

severn, most excellent photos.

But your comment on june 4 scare me.
you said it looked like old jakobsen
I have one.....they don't grow into that,do they ?
ron

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 10:03PM
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severnside

Hi Ron, thanks.

No, it does share an essence of 'Jakobsen' in that the needles are very densely clothed and dark and the buds are a contrasting chalky white. This one though is much more rangey and vigourously open growing where Jb stays clumpy and sub 5 feet in height even at pictured mature sizes. Jb also has very distinctive silver bark and closely convoluted 'ancient' branching wheras this one has standard mugo bark and simple upward branch divisions. I've ordered a Jb for fall delivery so I will have the two to compliment each other.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jakobsen Images

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 8:09PM
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sluice

The beeswax looks good!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 10:04AM
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severnside

Thanks Nate!

Here's a shot from today of graft #3

Pinus mugo 'Cherwell'

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 3:19PM
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severnside

Today

Graft #1 (side branch scion)

Graft #2 (side branch scion)

Graft #3 (leader scion)

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 10:06AM
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severnside

Week 24

Graft #2 showing multiple buds, which was a suprise as the side branch scions all had single buds. Should mean a good start to development next season.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 4:46PM
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sluice

Nice! The Pinus mugo 'Cherwell' looks great.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:14PM
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severnside

Thanks Nate!

From today, graft #2 showing emerged supernumerary stem buds which once again suprised me. Six growing points now for next season, should be good.

Terminal buds (1-3)

Stem buds (4 & 5)

Stem bud (6)

This post was edited by severnside on Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 15:06

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 3:04PM
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plantkiller_il_5(5)

OOOOOO !

r.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 9:29PM
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severnside

Thanks OOOOOORonRon!

7ern.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 4:33PM
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plantkiller_il_5(5)

7ern ,
What, are we singing to our plants now ?
Those photos rock !
and that graft is kicking ass !
congrats, ron

but I think it goes d,doo,ron,ron,ron

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 9:12PM
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severnside

Ha ha, I do speak words of encouragement to my plants but not singing, the neighbours might be alarmed.

Sev, sev, sev, 7

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 10:02AM
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severnside

Pinus mugo 'Cherwell' (3) planted out. Though the best new growth I'm not confident about the size of union to the length of branch. I have to keep it strapped in case it pulls itself apart. In time it may compensate but the other specimens will catch up and they have strong union/branch proportions compared. I love it's tousled look though.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2014 at 9:44AM
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severnside

Prospectively named Pinus mugo 'Jarpe's Last Chance' or 'JLC' after Jarpe from Finland's perfectly timed thread about late summer grafting. It enabled me to have one last try before access to the scion plant on a private industrial estate would be lost due to finishing work.

Looking vibrant at week 11

    Bookmark   October 12, 2014 at 9:51AM
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plantkiller_il_5(5)

7ern , I can see structure in background of Cherwell pic
Why are you holding out on us ?

I've been gardening here for 30 years,,,it's still "not ready" for pictures

Yard Pics Dude !

ron

    Bookmark   October 21, 2014 at 8:54PM
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severnside

Ron

What you're seeing behind the Cherwell is the new border where there was a big ugly tabletopped Lawsonia. It links up to my 'pinetum corner' at the bottom.

Under construction

Further along

In the border above the stone flag path

Abies concolor 'Piggelmee'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Alpine Beauty'
Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb Gold'
Pinus longaeva 'Schulman Grove'
Pinus flexilis 'Paiute'

Below the stone flag path

Abies balsamea 'Bear Swamp'
Abies concolor 'Scooter'
Abies procera 'Noble's Dwarf'
Abies Koreana 'Brilliant'
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Knaphill' (with the cane support)
Pinus mugo 'Piggelmee'
Pinus mugo 'Hulk'
Picea orientalis 'Reynolds'

Along the bamboo fence

Taxus baccata 'Semperaurea'
Taxus baccata 'Aurea'
Taxus baccata 'David' (not shown)
Taxus baccata

The bottom border and pinetum corner

Pinus mugo 'Golden Glow'
Pinus sylvestris 'Lodge Hill'
Pinus mugo 'Carstens'
Pinus nigra 'Black Prince'
Pinus heldreichii 'Irish Bell'
Pinus heldreichii 'Dolce Dorme'
Pinus heldrichii 'Pygmy'
Pinus sylvestris 'Westonbirt'
Pinus uncinata 'Leuco-like'
Pinus mugo 'Pincushion'
Pinus sylvestris 'Gold Coin'
Pinus mugo 'Wintergold'

Border just visible to the left (first pic)

Abies nordmanniana 'Honeywell WB' (Broom H)
Abies lasiocarpa 'Prickly Pete'
Abies koreana 'Gait'
Pinus mugo 'Cherwell' #3
(to be planted - Abies nordmanniana 'Dobrichovice')

The rest of the garden

Picea omorika 'Pimoko'
Picea sitchensis 'Silverzberg'
Abies pinsapo 'Marokko'
Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader'
Abies nordmanniana 'Jakobsen's Spire'
Pinus heldreichii 'Compact Gem'
Taxus baccata 'Summergold'
Taxus baccata 'Aureomarginata'
Pinus contorta 'Chief Joseph'
Taxus baccata 'Adpressa variegata'
Abies koreana 'Blue Emperor'
Pinus flexilis 'Ririe'
Abies normanniana 'Filip's Perfect Column'
Taxus baccata 'Ivory Tower'
Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Robusta'
Taxus baccata 'Standishii'
Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh'
Cedrus libani 'Green Prince'
Abies alba 'Schwarzwald'
Pinus mugo 'Sherwood Compact'
Pinus mugo 'Benjimen'
Abies procera 'Jeddeloh'
Abies balsamea '94018'
Pinus mugo 'Jakobsen'
Abies normanniana 'Berlin'
Abies procera 'Blaue Hexe'
Abies koreana 'Sherwood Compact'
Taxus baccata 'Icicle'
Taxus x media 'Hicksii'
Taxus x media 'Hillii'
Pinus heldriechii 'Zwerg Schneverdingen'

Front garden

Abies lasiocarpa 'Compacta'
Abies koreana 'Blue Emperor'
Abies alba 'Schwarzwald'
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Bila Lhota'
Pinus mugo 'Mumpitz'
Pinus mugo 'Ophir'

In pots

Pinus mugo 'Jalubi'
Pinus uncinata 'Beran'
Abies fraseri 'Wingle's Blue Bonnet'
Picea abies 'Hate'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Beth Mini'
Abies lasiocarpa' 'Kyle's Alpine'
Abies alba 'Brinar'
Pinus mugo 'Humpy'
Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aureomarginata'
Abies koreana 'King's Select'
Ginkgo biloba 'Chris's Dwarf' (Munchkin)
Tsuga canadensis 'Minuta'
Tsuga canadensis 'Dr.Hornbeck'
+ Various unknowns

This post was edited by severnside on Wed, Oct 22, 14 at 8:49

    Bookmark   October 22, 2014 at 8:46AM
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plantkiller_il_5(5)

7ern , thanks for the work in progress pics
2 ???
man are you a tease,,,ha
looks good,,,assuming more pics to follow
that's a heck of a list ya got going there

this really deserves it's own post,,,,so how do I cut and paste an entire post into another one ? I know,,,make post on disc. side linking to this,,,,,,I swear,,,,i'll do it
ron

This post was edited by plantkiller.il.5 on Thu, Oct 23, 14 at 21:09

    Bookmark   October 22, 2014 at 9:51PM
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severnside

I've bored the patrons to tears with my pictures of most of those listed over the years. Thanks Ron, but I'll just be 'judicious' as always.

This post was edited by severnside on Thu, Oct 23, 14 at 18:55

    Bookmark   October 23, 2014 at 11:15AM
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Sara

I'm pretty new here and I enjoyed your pics and reading about your experiences. Quite a list there! :) Would have missed this post had it not been linked to on the discussion side, thanks for sharing.

Sara

    Bookmark   October 24, 2014 at 9:12AM
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severnside

Ha ha don't encourage Ron Sara, he's impossible already!

Thanks, and bookmark each side gallery/discussion it's worth flip-flopping occasionally. Best of both conifer worlds.

Mugo update;

Unwrapped the summer graft today at week 12 and the union looks perfect, healthy stem colour. Quickly rewrapped and the long wait for the push months off. The advantage of spring grafting is the relatively shorter wait for confirmation, but I'll use both windows from now on. Thanks once again to Jarpe!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2014 at 1:09PM
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severnside

Week 16: Pinus mugo 'JLC' (Jarpe's Last Chance) unwrapped of the parafilm and gently wired to give security to the union. This way I can leave it out in all but the coldest of weathers and rain won't sit inside the wrapping. The white deposites are the remains of sap during a very sticky grafting of young new wood.

This post was edited by severnside on Mon, Nov 17, 14 at 12:12

    Bookmark   November 16, 2014 at 9:56AM
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