[NAFEX] Grafting Juneberry (Amelanchier Canadensis )
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Mar 23 23:50:12 EST 2006
Grafting isn't hard, but unless you use a tree type species, the stock
will overwhelm the scion with suckers. Also, the bushes renew
themselves with those suckers. Own rooted usually does better for that
reason. When I tried grafts, the graft had to be pruned hard to keep
it putting out productive new growth, and sucker patrol was vital.
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On Mar 23, 2006, at 8:43 PM, Ribes60 at aol.com wrote:
I have recently received a shipment of Amelanchier Canadensis and they
are great. Most of the plants are very well rooted and are about 3 feet
tall. Is there any advantage to grafting some of these to named
varieties or to other Amelanchiers. Would this give me a longer harvest
season, are some significantly better and do they graft well.
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