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Mugo grafting update

Posted by severnside UK SW9 (My Page) on
Thu, May 29, 14 at 15:46

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

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


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Looks great Severnside! Which selection is this mugo?


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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.
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Scion branch
Scion branch from below photo P1100790.jpg

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.


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


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It has an 'aristata' feel.

Dax


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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.


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Graft #1 - the first to push now showing green needles.
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Graft #2 - the second to push after it's pollen production interlude.
Graft #2 June 17 2014 photo P1150990.jpg

Graft #3 - the leader scion with three points of growth, catching up now after a slow waking.
Graft #3 photo P1150970.jpg


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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.


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Graft #3 - greening too now. The later pushers transition much quicker to catch the early ones.
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Nice. I like the different shades of green.


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


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Thanks Nate and thanks Alex. Much appreciated!


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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.

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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


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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


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The beeswax looks good!


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Thanks Nate!

Here's a shot from today of graft #3

Pinus mugo 'Cherwell'
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Today

Graft #1 (side branch scion)
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Graft #2 (side branch scion)
Graft #2 Pinus mugo 'Cherwell' 9 July 2014 photo P1160648.jpg
Graft #3 (leader scion)
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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.

Graft #2 Multiple New Buds July 21st 2014 photo P1170067-1.jpg


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Nice! The Pinus mugo 'Cherwell' looks great.


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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)
Terminal buds #1-3. Aug 19 2014 (week 28) photo P1170625.jpg
Stem buds (4 & 5)
Stem Buds! #1 and #2 August 2014 photo P1170611-001.jpg
Stem bud (6)
Stem Bud #3 August 2014 (week 28) photo P1170616-001.jpg

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


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OOOOOO !

r.


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Thanks OOOOOORonRon!

7ern.


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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


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

Sev, sev, sev, 7


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