Air Layering Aptos Blue Redwood

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by majohnson, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. majohnson

    majohnson Member

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    Has anyone air layered an Aptos Redwood? I searched the site and no results came up. In going through the local garden center, I found a redwood that is 7' tall with a nice 4" trunk that I plan to bonsai. From looking at the tree I think there is enough to create a nice size forest, along with a nice size specimen.

    Living in Southern California with the mild winters, I need to figure out the best time in the trees growth cycle to start air layering
     
  2. globalist1789

    globalist1789 Active Member

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    I've never airlayered a Sequoia, but they are in the Family Cupressaceae which also contains other plants, such as junipers, which take to layering very well. Unless someone knows for certain that it won't work, then it's a pretty safe bet.

    As for when to start your air-layer, early spring is best for most trees.

    M.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Or try cuttings. Either way expect propagules to grow as branches. Stake to induce apical dominance, upright growth.
     

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