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Re: camellia propagation

Wonderful - many thanks my friend! And Joanne will be thanking you as
well - hopefully in about 6 months! This group is truly amazing - as a
unit, there's not much we don't know or can't look up in one of our
libraries. I feel pretty lucky to be a part of it!

Happy holidays to ALL y'all!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 21 Dec 2003 07:16:02 -0500

>Here's what it says, Pam--
>Stem-tip cuttings, in which the soft tip is retained, are taken when 
>the material has ripened more than for softwood or greenwood cuttings 
>but the plant is in active growth, usually around mid-summer. The soft 
>tip is then less likely to rot. This method, which can produce 
>excellent rapid growth, is suitable for most common deciduous shrubs, 
>such as... lilacs..., and some evergreens, such as camellias... and 
>hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
>Nodal cuttings are more likely to succeed since some plants will not 
>root internodally. Prepare each cutting from new growth, up to 4 
>inches, by making a clean cut just below a node. Continue as for 
>softwood cuttings.
>On Saturday, December 20, 2003, at 06:51 PM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:
>> No Jim I don't have that book, more's the pity.  Would you start it 
>> like you would a rose cutting from what you're reading?
>> thanks!
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Sat, 20 Dec 2003 18:34:51 -0500
>>> Pam, do you have the AHS Plant Propagation book? If so, page 101,
>>> "Stem-tip Cuttings." If not, I'll copy the text for you. Generally,
>>> though, it seems to be a semi-soft wood cutting taken during the
>>> growing season.
>Island Jim
>Southwest Florida
>Zone 10
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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