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Planning to Air Layer my Longan Tree - Help

Posted by behlgarden 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 13, 11 at 17:34

Hi Folks, I have a tree that is about 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide, most probably its longan as it still has small fruit on it and someone earlier identified it as longan here.

Anyway, I see a great stalk that I could easily use for airlayering it. I heard that it takes about 8-12 weeks to get airlayerd tree. Has anyone done it successfully? are there any videos that explain how to do it? I read about it at lycheesonline but there was not photographic demo or video for it and I dont want to run the risk of losing a limb. any suggestions on
1. how to do it
2. When to do it. now, winter, or spring?

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RE: Planning to Air Layer my Longan Tree - Help

Have you tried using google to find out any of this info? There is a ton of info on google on how to air layer longans and other trees.

Youtube also has tons of video on how to air layer.

If you have any specific questions that you can't figure out after googling and stuff please feel free to ask.

As for when to air layer longan, spring is usually the best time but other times work also as long as it doesn't get too cold and kill your air layer. The root forming process just slows down in winter here in FL. You are in zone 9 so it may be best to wait until spring but maybe you could try a few air layers now and see what happens.

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