Anything wrong with Picea omorika as understock?

maple_grove_gwNovember 21, 2011

Hi all,

Just wondering, is there a reason why serbian spruce is never recommended as understock for grafting spruce onto? I've always heard that either P. abies or P. pungens should be used.

Thanks,

Alex

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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Picea omorika is a fine understock for grafting spruces, it's less common used then Picea abies or Picea pungens understock.
However I would use Picea pungens at the last place...

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 4:27PM
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coniflora

coniferjoy, I am curious why you would use Picea pungens as last option?

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 4:22PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Coniflora, this is because they contain more resin then the other 2 which will make the grafting work more difficult.
P. pungens needles are much more pricly which also will make the choice very easy...

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 5:41PM
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pineresin

I guess it isn't used mostly because Picea omorika seedlings are too valuable as Picea omorika seedlings ;-)

Compare their prices with Picea abies seedlings of the same size, you'll see what I mean!

Resin

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 5:46PM
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sluice

I use pungens - it's our state tree!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 5:55PM
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