Ornamental cherry via cuttings?

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  1. globalist1789

    globalist1789 Active Member

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    Has anyone had any luck propagating ornamental cherry via cuttings here in Vancouver? I have access to some very nice, problem free trees (2 varieties though I dont know them). I know that most of the commercially sold trees are propagated by grafting, but I want to use them for Bonsai and grafting scars are unsightly. Not to mention that I would have to pay for them ;)

    I read about taking cutting in winter and bringing them inside and providing bottom heat and automatic misting or taking hardwood cuttings in spring and semi-hardwood in summer, bla, bla... but it all seem to be speculative, as in it should work if...

    For every piece of information I find there are 3 pieces of info that conflict with it. Local knowledge would help me greatly.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Locality would not pertain so much as what type of cherry and what type of setup you are willing to get/build and use. Variable results reported would, for starters be due to year-to-year variations in when cuttings of same item in best condition for rooting.

    "Propagate by summer mist cuttings or budding."

    http://www.lakecountynursery.com/snow fountains.htm
     
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    Thanks Ron. I'd never even heard of a Weeping Cherry. If locality isn't as important as I had thought, then I'll look around for someone who does bonsai cherrys and seek their advice.
     

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