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Post  FEZ on Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:34 pm

I am in the process of air layering a trident and a winged elm. I just checked for roots yesterday and my winged elm has pushed roots nicely. The trident has no roots but has what looks like cauliflower around the cut. Is this normal before the roots start to grow?

Thanks for any input.

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Re: Air layer question

Post  Randy_Davis on Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:05 pm

FEZ wrote:I am in the process of air layering a trident and a winged elm. I just checked for roots yesterday and my winged elm has pushed roots nicely. The trident has no roots but has what looks like cauliflower around the cut. Is this normal before the roots start to grow?

Thanks for any input.

Fez,

Yes, it is normal for that to happen, it's scar tissue. It happens more on some plants than others and can be an inhibitor to root production if it gets too large. I wouldn't worry to much about it other than to say that If it gets overly large, I usually will remove most of it and then dust it with rooting hormone again. Very often it's the precursor to the roots being formed so leave it alone for the time being.

Randy

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Post  FEZ on Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:10 pm

Thanks randy, this is my first attempts at air layering I was a little worried, not so much now.

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