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Re: help with cultural methods
  • Subject: Re: help with cultural methods
  • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 09:20:25 -0700

Some container-plant grower try to cut corners by bunching up small, usually young, plants in larger containers, then doubling or tripling the price as if they had maintained the plant for an additional 2-3 years. We occasionally got shipments of them at the nursery; we always sent them back.

On Sep 25, 2010, at 12:53 PM, Kitty wrote:

I picked up a Proven Winners Ilex x m. Castle Spire yesterday. I thought it strange that the PW tag dsn't mention needing a male pollinator for those who aren't aware. Since it showed the red berries in the picture tag, I assumed it was female. Their website says Castle Wall is the pollinator. I have other I.x m. cultivars that can handle the male role.

The cultural question I have is regarding the relatively recent (to me) habit of combining more than one cutting of a shrub to a pot. The reason is obviously to provide a fuller looking plant, but is this a good practice? I sort of understand the combination of one male and one female in a pot, but again, is planting this way GOOD FOR THE PLANT? Will they soon grow to rub each other at the base, eventually grow into each other there? Is this good? Also seems like too much congestion at center, reducing air movement.

Anyway, what do you think?

neIN, Zone 5
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