Propagation: Ginkgo from suckers?

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Chungii V, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Chungii V

    Chungii V Active Member

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    Hervey Bay Australia zone 10/11
    Hey all,
    I have had a Ginkgo biloba in a pot for a few years (another rescued plant) it was badly rootbound and mishaped when I got it and it's still a bit rough but much healthier. Last month it sent up 3 suckers in the pot and they are doing nicely, I am assuming they are root suckers I haven't dug into the soil to check otherwise.
    I wouldn't mind propagating these but am I best off waiting until next spring as the plant does go dormant for about 6 weeks in the pot? Will it be any easier or harder if I left them for the next season? It's not the best weather now for cuttings here and I'd rather not loose them. They are still very green too and not showing any wood yet.
    Any suggestions?
  2. K Baron

    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    I would err on the side of caution, new growth needs to harden before shocking it...Your spring will be a better time to divide these shoots if it is at all possible, based on your log.

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