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Anything wrong with Picea omorika as understock?

Posted by maple_grove 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 21, 11 at 15:41

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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RE: Anything wrong with Picea omorika as understock?

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...


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RE: Anything wrong with Picea omorika as understock?

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


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RE: Anything wrong with Picea omorika as understock?

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...


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RE: Anything wrong with Picea omorika as understock?

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


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RE: Anything wrong with Picea omorika as understock?

I use pungens - it's our state tree!


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