Best method to propagate Catlin elm?

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Best method to propagate Catlin elm?

Post  Al Polito on Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:38 pm

Hi Bonsaistas,

I have a 1-gallon overgrown Catlin elm plant (a small-leaved evergreen elm) that I have had a hard time striking cuttings from. I'm not the best a propagating anything more than willows, so any bulletproof, but simple, methods would be great. It's about to be spring and I'm starting to repot here in the Portland, Oregon area. The Catlin is yet dormant, no obvious signs of movement.

Also, any guidance for root cuttings?

Thanks,

Al

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Re: Best method to propagate Catlin elm?

Post  M. Frary on Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:09 am

Root cuttings are easy. Just plant the root with the top sticking out of the ground. The longer the root the more you can poke up into the air.

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Re: Best method to propagate Catlin elm?

Post  Al Polito on Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:46 pm

Thanks for that, M. Frary. I figured I'd find some gnarly roots in this pot-bound specimen, but I really bought it to strike cuttings from the branches. So advice still sought! Keep it coming please.

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Re: Best method to propagate Catlin elm?

Post  M. Frary on Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:42 am

I've just taken cuttings and stuck them in the same pot or bucket the tree is growing in. On chinese,American and Siberian elms.. No hormone just pole them in when I'm trimming. These are in full leaf of course.

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"Pole them in?"

Post  Al Polito on Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:38 pm

Thanks! What does "pole them in," mean? Probably something I've already done, but would appreciate the clarification due to my bad luck thus far.

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Re: Best method to propagate Catlin elm?

Post  M. Frary on Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Just shove them in the soil.

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Got it!

Post  Al Polito on Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:21 pm

Full-leaf... Gotcha, thanks.

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