Root stock for Prunus mume

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Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby alpineart » August 22nd, 2017, 7:14 am

Hi Guys , I'm on the lookout for some good root stock to graft Prunus Mume onto . I have a couple of Japanese flowering peaches which won't be used for my bonsai material , I will utilize and graft/approach graft onto however I chasing smaller purpose grown root stock . If anybody knows of a nursery or supplier please let me know .

Appreciate any assistance .

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Re: Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby alpineart » August 24th, 2017, 7:47 am

I have managed to find some root stock from a local tree nursery :D . Heading up there today to collect them so I might just checkout there stock , never know what I might find ;) .

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Re: Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby kcpoole » August 24th, 2017, 8:56 am

I am sure you need MORE trees Alpine!
Show us what u find please

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Re: Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby melbrackstone » August 24th, 2017, 1:45 pm

I'm with Ken, let us know how you go please!
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Re: Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby shibui » August 24th, 2017, 5:15 pm

The rootstock normally used to graft plums and apricots here ( myrobolan plum) should be suitable for prunus mume.
It is very easy to strike as cuttings or dig up some suckers growing under plum or apricot trees when you see them. Suckers usually start to develop roots in 1 or 2 years and will be fine even if they only have a few tiny hair roots.
Prunus can also be grafted as cutting grafts. Just graft onto a piece of unrooted myrobolan then put the combined piece in as a cutting. The graft will heal while the stock grows roots.

I'll see what I can find here in case you don't get any other offers. You should also be able to get rootstock from Tom and Erin at Stanley.
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Re: Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby alpineart » August 25th, 2017, 8:54 am

Hi Guys got the root stock , now sticks in pots with movement wired in . I did get them from Tom and Erin in Stanley and had to explain to Karen that I had a few Punus Mumes to graft onto them , hence I didn't make any other purchases .
My plan is to graft the mume onto the lower wired sections , then layer the mid sections off for more root stock then graft again .

Sorry but there is no pics as my camera has decided that 150,000 photo's is enough work for any electronic mechanism , now I will have to wait til Fathers Day for a new one unless Karen and Noah decide it worth getting an early present . .

Hi Shibui ,thanks for the heads up on the cutting for the root stock , I have research Prunus Mume and they can be layered mid Spring so that should result in more Mumes . I have seen pics of the stock that is coming and it looks like there will be plenty of length for both grafts cuttings and layers .

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Re: Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby alpineart » August 26th, 2017, 8:35 am

I hijacked the Wife's camera while she is at work to upload the pics , the sticks
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wired sticks in pots
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Re: Root stock for Prunus mume

Postby alpineart » October 5th, 2017, 8:55 am

Well the Prunus Mume arrived last week by special delivery
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. I have slapped a basic wire on the trunks and are preparing for cuttings and approach grafts . The change in environment has seen them a little burnt from the last weeks frost , guess QLD weather is a bit different from mine :whistle: Finding the time is a difficulty at the moment with plenty of other priority issues to contend with .

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