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rooting ginkgo cuttings

ellen at spam.free.at.last ellen at spam.free.at.last
Wed Mar 4 20:50:11 EST 1998

In article <pmlaw-0403980926130001 at annex1-port31.ulster.net>,
Polly  <pmlaw at ulster.net> wrote:
>Unfortunately, Ginkgo does not propagate easily from cuttings. The most
>recommended methods are layering(both simple and air,) seed, and splice
>veneer grafting of a desired cultivar onto an already existing G. biloba
>root stock. Also, cuttings are usually only several inches long and taken
>later in the season for softwood or in the fall for semi- and hardwood
>cuttings. But, hey, you never know   ;-)

One thing the original poster might consider is to look around the 
gingko for seedlings. I pull quite a few out of the cracks in the 
sidewalk in front of my house (and under the Big Mama gingko). I keep
meaning to try to start one as a bonsai...

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