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Post  PeacefulAres on Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:12 pm

I was out checking on my raised beds when I noticed this peculiar little branch on one of my Chinese elms. Where all the other growth is dark green, this one is various shades of red and orange, with the leaf margins being yellow to lime green.




Time will tell how it develops, but a red and orange leafed Chinese elm would be pretty cool.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:33 pm

New foliage is often reddish on my elms. It turns green.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:38 pm

Peaceful,

if you want variations, use root cuttings for new plants, and enjoy the variety.
Later.
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Post  PeacefulAres on Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:04 pm

JimLewis wrote:New foliage is often reddish on my elms.  It turns green.
I've noticed some of the growth on my others elms having a pinkish stem, but nothing quite like this. It might be nothing, but if the leaves keep this way for a while, it would be pretty cool.

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Post  MichaelJ on Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:if you want variations, use root cuttings for new plants, and enjoy the variety.
Root cuttings are not clones?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:04 pm

Michael,

are you asking me if a root cutting would not be just a clone of the parent ?

My experience with elms is that they change greatly, when roots are used for new plants. I have one tree that parented a plant the grows branches in circles. One that has smaller leaves than the parent.

AND my big joy [ which I am still learning to grow ] a true weeping elm, that has small leaves, very fine dangling thread like branches and consumes tons of water.
Which I will show off when I learn to grow it properly [ if it survives ] and hopefully has a 3" [ 7.5 cm ] trunk.
Does that help?
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Post  MichaelJ on Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:40 pm

That was what I was asking. I'd always heard that cuttings produced a tree exactly like the parent tree, but I haven't read, heard or done much of root cuttings. Can you post some photos and explain how you do your root cuttings?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:03 am

Sure Michael,

just give me a few days.
Glad to help.
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