Chinese Elm Propagation

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Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  tbarkley on Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:44 pm

What is the easiest/best way to root Chinese Elm cuttings? I have one that needs a haircut and don't want to just throw the little pieces out.
Any help is appreciated!

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Re: Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  kenikol on Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:31 pm

Hello,

last year when I cut back my chinese elm I did it like this:

I make a clear cut on the cuttings.
Put the lower 2 cm into clear water.
Put into some rooting hormone.
Then put into normal bonsai soil. ( I suppose it works with normal soil as well).
I used one of the middle of the toilet paper roll ( I have no idea what is the right word for it in English  Very Happy  ) as a pot.
Then cover the whole stuff with plastic bag.

Once a day I release the bag for a better air change to avoid the fungi.
If it was necessary I put some water on them.

The first picture shown how the cuttings loos like in the "pot".
On the second picture on the left bottom corner you can see after the first winter.

After the cut
First winter

All of them are survived the winter ( under the cover of leaves) and now died down into our garden and put some fertilizer next to Them. Sorry no picture.

Have a good luck.

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Re: Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  AlainK on Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:49 pm

Hi,

kenikol wrote:

"...and now died down into our garden and put some fertilizer next to Them"

I suppose that our Magyar friend didn't use the right word, I suppose that the cuttings are alive doing well, otherwise i'm pretty sure he wouldn't waste fertilizer for dead trees Wink

I follow the same method, except that I usually use a mix with a high proportion (30-40 %) of aquarium sand. I find that the sand helps the cuttings develop fine roots quickly.

Here are pictures of some I made with thin branches:




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Re: Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  tbarkley on Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:04 am

Kenikol, AlainK,
Thanks for the info, I will give it a try.

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Re: Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  M. Frary on Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:02 pm

You don't need hormone. Just shove the cutting into the dirt and it will grow.

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Re: Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  jgeanangel on Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:23 pm

just yesterday, while pulling weeds, I noticed a small Elm branchlet that was pruned and fell into the pot, about 2 weeks ago, had rooted just laying on top of the soil.

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Re: Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  tbarkley on Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:58 pm

Thank you for the info, I just happen to have some rooting hormone at home. I figure it can't hurt to give it a little extra help. Smile

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Re: Chinese Elm Propagation

Post  Gary Swiech on Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:43 pm

I have found they are the easiest cuttings to root.

Just take them and put them in some fast draining soil and put them in the shade.

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