paulownia cuttings

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paulownia cuttings

Post by daz » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:06 pm

Hi guys and dols i hope you are all well.Spring on the way icon_cheers .Can any body tell me if its easy to take a cutting from a paulownia tree?Thanks


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by Blairs » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:21 pm

A cutting from green shoots root easily in water after a few weeks. Root cuttings also work.


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by daz » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:50 pm

Hi

Thanks Blairs that's great.


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by bodster » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:57 pm

actually cuttings from the roots is easier. I find mine send up new plants every time i stick a spade through a chunky root


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by daz » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:31 pm

Hi

Thanks for that mate.I would like to see a video of how to take root cuttings.I have never done this.


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by bodster » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:56 pm

I dont know how to do it either :) All I know is that if I do any deep digging round my trees new plants come up afterwards. Also the same happens if you move an established plant


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by daz » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:55 am

MMM sounds easy enough then mate.So if i just dig around my established tree and jig some root out and then do i just plant them?Also would this damage the mother plant?Also when is it best to try this?
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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by bodster » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:28 pm

I really dont know. I can tell you the only time I'd be dinnig round the roots is in summer. exactly how much root I cut off doing that is unknown. I gave a plant to my mum who moved it after a year. It was 6 foot high then and she commented a new one grew back where the origional had grown so I dont know how much root she'd left behind. I could say that these can be grown from aseed to a tree in about 4 years so thats another way. The tree in the pic was seed grown and only about 5 years old I think
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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by derrick » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:41 pm

Hello Bodster it has been a long time . Your Paulownia must be a monster by now ?


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by bodster » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:19 pm

strangely no. They grow really quickly for the first few years then as they get big, the leaf size gets smaller and they get slower growing.


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by derrick » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:35 pm

Oh I see .You cant beat the flowers on them .Don't they grow them for timber in some country as they grow so fast .Are you enjoying the mild wet winter ?


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by bodster » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:06 pm

I expect there must be a specialist use for the wood. Its quite spongy so I would't have thought it was something you could plane and use as a plank. The flowers on them are one of the nicest of the hardy trees. The buds form in autumn sit on the bare branches like little balls waiting to open before the leaves in spring. On a bad winter they can get frozen off. Strangely enough I was looking at the trees today and theres no buds. I'm not sure whether for some reason last year the tree didn't set any or that they've been blown off by the storms. Its going to be a flowerless year for them :(

Mild winters OK but quite a lot of storm damage in the garden. The fish have been eating all winter which was unusual. Nice not to have lost plants to the cold though


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by derrick » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:21 am

Bodster do you still grow Proteus with the big flowers ?


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by bodster » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:09 am

Yes. see my post under the king protea cultivation


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Re: paulownia cuttings

Post by derrick » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:23 am

I will take look cheers


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