Sticking Woody Cuttings of Calendulaceum NOW
- This week I will be sticking woody cuttings of Rh.
calendulaceum collected from garden-growing plants in
full bloom. I will be using my standard dome-pots in a
shade bed. I will remove all soft leaves and green
juvenile growth from the woody cuttings, since the
cutting will use all of its energy trying to mature
the juvenile growth, rather than putting down roots
and producing new shoots. Cuttings will be treated
essentially as a leafless woody dormant cutting and
forced to start the season over by forming new
branchews and leaves from hidden adventitious buds. I
have done this before with flammeum and calendulaceum,
but not on this scale. I will keep the group
appraised of my progress.
Today while viewing two large dome pots (6.5 gallon
dome in 10 gallon pot) of Dove Tree cuttings, I could
see the majority of cuttings will leafed out and
looking good through the clear trash can domes.
Mike Creel, SC USDA Zone 8a
Nature is my Greenhouse
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