Air Layer crab apple

impius1June 3, 2012

Hi all...I began an air layer attempt on a crab apple ~8 weeks ago...I checked it today and see a few strange white nodules, are these beginning of roots or something else? please see picture:

Thanks!

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

What are we seeing? Describe your technique?

Al

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 2:27PM
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Edymnion(7a)

He's air layering, putting a band of soil (or in this case it looks like sphagnum moss) around an upper section of the plant to encourage root growth while it is still attached to the plant.

And yes, the white nodes are what I would expect to see, they should be the starts of new roots.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 11:08PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I understand what layering is - I use it all the time to build top notch nebari on young potensai. I asked the OP to describe his technique - I'm not convinced what we're seeing are root primordia.

A layered tree:

another

a hornbeam prepared for layering

Al

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 1:39PM
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