saving a ornamental Malus by cuttings/scions?
what is the best way to keep/save a Malus, if the original plant is too old to be moved? I have a garden project, the old Malus has to go and the owners seem to be quite fond of it.
And it is not just a box standard type, so I reckon the chances to get a young plant at a a nursery are very slim.
I was in contact with a nursery. They would do the grafting, but due to some kind of health and safety rules (Switzerland) they couldn`t keep it afterwards, the owners would have look after it.
Would it be possible and perhaps more bulletproof to take hardwood cuttings (about 8 inches or so) and stick those into the ground on a sheltered spot for a year or so until they root?
Not sure whether those plants would have the same oomph as ones with proper root stock.
Thanks for any hints and experience, bye, Lin