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Some conifers I grafted.

Posted by maple_grove 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 14, 14 at 17:37

Conifers I grafted this winter are starting to push. I thought this would be a good time for some photos:

Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns'

Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns' photo IMG_6698_zpsc193467c.jpg

Pinus nigra 'Black Prince'

Pinus nigra 'Black Prince' photo IMG_6703_zpseee11529.jpg

Pinus pungens 'Doughton Park'

Pinus pungens 'Doughton Park' photo IMG_6707_zps3a09d5d6.jpg

Abies koreana 'Kobalt'

Abies koreana 'Kobalt' photo IMG_6713_zps4d60a17e.jpg

Abies concolor 'King's Gap'

Abies concolor 'King's Gap' photo IMG_6712_zps1bbb5395.jpg

Picea omorika 'De Ruyter'

Picea omorika 'De Ruyter' photo IMG_6702_zps92fb325c.jpg

Picea abies 'Anita's Golden Cloak'

Picea abies 'Anita's Golden Cloak' photo IMG_6701_zps1ae2d7ce.jpg

Abies concolor 'Scooter'

Abies concolor 'Scooter' photo IMG_6715_zps5bbeb569.jpg

Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo'. Double graft, bottom graft pushed first.

Abies koreana 'Blauer Eskimo' photo IMG_6718_zps28f2383d.jpg

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica 'Glauca compacta'. Double graft, top graft pushed first.

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica 'Glauca compacta' photo IMG_6736_zps1e102530.jpg

Pinus banksiana 'Wisconsin'

Pinus banksiana 'Wisconsin' photo IMG_6733_zps7ff6f41f.jpg

Pinus strobiformis 'Loma Linda'

Pinus strobiformis 'Loma Linda' photo IMG_6731_zps52bd0d81.jpg

Abies koreana 'Kohout's Icebreaker'

Abies koreana 'Kohout's Icebreaker' photo IMG_6720_zps34d73c00.jpg

Abies lasiocarpa 'Utah'

Abies lasiocarpa 'Utah' photo IMG_6721_zpse6573dbf.jpg

Abies koreana 'Goldener Traum'

Abies koreana 'Goldener Traum' photo IMG_6738_zps58cb539c.jpg

Lastly, here's a scion I collected from a low-growing clone of Picea orientalis 'Skylands'

Picea orientalis 'Skylands' clone photo IMG_6723_zps3e5c9b24.jpg

The mother plant is an interesting plant, though maybe it's just a plagiotropic form made by grafting a side branch, prone to reversion. It does makes a nice bush:

 photo IMG_3815_zps7101f6e2.jpg

Thanks for looking.

-Alex

This post was edited by maple_grove on Mon, Apr 14, 14 at 19:54


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RE: Some conifers I grafted.

Good work, Alex and some nice choices. Thanks.

tj


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Fantastic results! Thanks for the tour.


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Yes, thanks for the tour! Grafts pushing just make spring all the better.


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  • Posted by beng z6 western MD (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 15, 14 at 9:58

Kinda envy someone that can graft that well.....

Pinus pungens 'Doughton Park'? Is that a broom?


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The mother plant is .... a nice bush:

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you have me enthralled .. until you called it a bush ... lol ...

man.. i dont even recognize most of those ... hint, hint... lol ...

you do this all in the house.. whats your protocol for moving them into sunshine????

congrats ...

ken


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Way nice Alex !


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Looks like you have been busy Alex. To answer the question asked about the Pinus pungens, yes it came from a broom that I found in North Carolina.


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Thanks tj, Nate, Rob, beng, Ken, Al, and Scott!

What's wrong Ken, you don't like bush? It seems more appropriate than "shrub" in this case...what would you call it?

In about 2-4 weeks I'll start cut back on the humidity and open the chamber over a period of ~2 wks. Then they go into filtered shade under a deciduous tree. I may try something new this year and leave some of the more sensitive plants in the artificial GH until the fall, then harden them off and bring them outside in early October.

beng, Scott's find 'Doughton Park' is one of the only Pinus pungens brooms yet found, maybe the only one, and it's very choice! More information and pictures can be found here.

Alex

This post was edited by maple_grove on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 10:44


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Fun to look at. You're getting the hang of it real well, Alex.

Where did you get all your fir rootstocks? It appears most or all are Korean.

Dax


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Thanks, Dax! That means a lot coming from yourself.

You're right, I exclusively used A. koreana understock for grafting firs this year. They're from Itasca Greenhouse.

Alex

This post was edited by maple_grove on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 16:46


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Good call man. I love grafting on Korean fir. They're so juicy. I'll put a thread in a few minutes.

Dax


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Yeah, there's a lot to like about the Korean fir understock. Nice and juicy, and the green cortex layer is so thick. A good selection for the climate here, so any problems growing out the plants will not be the fault of the understock at least. Plus koreana makes such a beauiful tree in its own right. I wanted to save a few to grow as species trees, but I couldn't do it in the end, ran out of understock.

Of the 50 that I ordered from Itasca, 2 turned out to be balsamea. I didn't even graft on those, didn't bother to waste my time...


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I always think of shrub as a more sophisticated term than bush.
I had a customer say to me, "I want a lot of booshes". I guess I associate bush with brush, and shrub with landscape material.
Nice grafting Alex! I like your choices too.
Mike


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All correct, Alex. You just don't want to graft anything too fast to Koreana. Canaan is still a good choice though.

I tried to convince Jason Hupp to grow Abies x koreocarpa for grafters but there are too many "old timers" that he thunk wouldn't buy them. Talk about cornering the market if anybody had a brain or the balls to do it.

Pinus armandii would be nice to have around too. It should replace strobus because it doesn't suffer in greenhouse conditions (water"" humidity-)

Dax


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  • Posted by beng z6 western MD (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 10:05

maple_grove, what's the rootstock on that P pungens? I know Scots pines are commonly used for hard-pine rootstocks.


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Fantastic selections and fantastic work!

Josh


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Beng, it'll be sylvestris. Most grafters would if they had it, put it on ponderosa. If however a 2's and 3's needled-pine takes on sylvestris, it's good forever.

Dax


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Thanks, Josh!

beng, the Pinus pungens broom is indeed grafted onto Pinus sylvestris understock.

Alex


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