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potential cultivar of Eastern Red Cedar? (14 Replies)

Posted November 17, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Hi Zsolt,

Thank you! This is very exciting. I have been exploring your site, and I am very impressed.. What a wonderful resource! I will keep you guys up to date on how the work is going.

Clay

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Posted November 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Thank you very much, Zsolt! I have some reading to do…. I will touch base again soon.

Clay

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Posted May 23, 2015 at 11:21 pm

I took the cuttings in late winter, and brought them to my friend who has owns a local nursery with large commercial green houses. We took cuttings leaving a heal at the base, and used root stimulator. In the link David posted, it says to keep them moist, so I don’t think we could have over watered? I assume they were constantly wet from the over head sprinklers.

I want to try again, and am hoping to get some advice as to what could have killed them. We used a traditional seed starting mix. In the article David posted, it seems that they used almost pure sand. Maybe I should have used more sand in the mix? Also, I pulled up a few dead cuttings, and there didn’t appear to be any sign of new roots.

We placed the tray of cuttings on the ‘hot bench”. This is a bunch with a plastic tube with hot air running underneath, to encourage germinating seeds and rooting cuttings. Is it possible Juniper requires less heat than other plants for rooting?

Is it too late to start more cuttings at this time of year? I live in Ottawa. Would you recommend other types of propagation, such as air layering

Thank you very much for your help.

Clay

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Posted May 24, 2015 at 5:05 pm

that’s a shame that these cuttings didn’t work. I am aware of a couple of Juniperus virginiana cultivars that are extremely hard to root. ‘Reptans’ is one that comes to mind. You could try rooting again or try grafting them . . .

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Posted May 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm

O.K, thanks David. I will try both methods.

Clay

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