Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Propagation update Chinese Elm and Hillier Elm

These cuttings were taken last year and have developed good roots now.  I have placed a large pebble under the roots of each of these trees to force the roots sideways.  These Chinese Elms already show the corky bark of the parent tree and will make good shohin material.  The Hillier Elms will be much slower growing but I think they are worth a persevering with.

Chinese Elm - cuttings struck August 2009

Hillier Elm - Cuttings struck April 2009
 (the Larch in between the two Elms must have snook in to the picture while I was not looking :-)  )