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rooting ginkgo cuttings

franc franc at presys.com
Thu Mar 5 01:11:02 EST 1998

I have rooted ginkgo cuttings but I get much better results from seeds.

Polly wrote:

> In article <6di3a0$jrq at sjx-ixn7.ix.netcom.com>, animaux at ix.netcom.com(M &
> V) wrote:
> >Go out and buy some perlite and rooting hormone.  Follow directions on
> >the hormone package, find a node, if you know how to make a heel cut,
> >make one at the node and stick that into moist perlite.  Put a plastic
> >bag over the whole shebang and in about 3 months you may have roots.
> >
> >
> >Victoria
> >
> >
> >In <chull-0303981703450001 at ts2port70.port.net> chull at interport.net
> >writes:
> >>
> >>
> >>I'm looking for help or direction in my effort to root four ginkgo
> >cuttings.
> >>
> >>I live in NYC, and there are several 20- to 30-foot ginkgo trees
> >across
> >>the street from my apartment. A delivery truck snapped off a low
> >branch on
> >>one of them, and I broke off 2- to 3-foot sections from the ends of
> >four
> >>branches. This happened three days ago, and I have had them stuck in a
> >>vase of water since. What else can I do to root these and eventually
> >plant
> >>them? (By the way, the planting would take place in North Texas, where
> >I'm
> >>moving in a couple of weeks.)
> >>
> >>Any information about how to do this, or where to find information
> >about
> >>it, would be greatly appreciated.
> Hi,
> 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   ;-)
> A good book for information on propagating is "The Complete Book of Plant
> Propagation" by Clarke and Toogood.
> Good luck in Texas,
> Polly M. Law
> Upstate NY/Z5
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