Air layering question- ligustrum.

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Air layering question- ligustrum.

Post  edlowes on Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:10 am

Hi all,

I have a question regarding a small ligustrum that I have been growing in a large pot in order to thicken up the trunk... It has developed very well but for its height the trunk is still not thick enough. However if I reduce the height of the tree by half I will have an extremely nice base upon which to style a mame bonsai (I love mame!). My problem is that I really do not see the point of discarding the upper section of the tree when from one tree I could have two decent mame sized trees! Also if successfull, both the resulting parts have a good new leader to work from. So my question to you is... Is it too late in the growing season to start an air layer at the desired point? I live in the south east of the uk. The point where I would like to air layer is approx 15mm diameter.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Air layering question- ligustrum.

Post  leatherback on Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:15 pm

yes. It is Way Too Late. Wait untill early spring.

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Post  edlowes on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:00 pm

Ok thank you very much!

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Re: Air layering question- ligustrum.

Post  ironhorse on Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:49 pm

Agreed - I air layered mine April this year as the top half had gone a bit wild, separated the top late July as roots had established and now I have the original looking much better plus a potential triple trunk specimen to boot.
Well pleased

Dave

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