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Dwight

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Hollywood juniper
« on: April 24, 2012, 07:55 PM »
Anyone ever try grafting onto one of these ? Did it work ?
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 07:49 PM »
Never tried on Hollywood, but don't see why it would be any different from any other chinensis.
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 09:18 PM »
I tried an approach graft and the graft died but everything else is healthy. Some of the teachers we've had say Hollywoods don't graft well
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 09:40 PM »
Hmm, any details why?

I had a local gent tell me that itoigawa was incredibly difficult to start from cuttings, but each and every one I've ever tried has taken.

One failed graft shouldn't be enough to discourage you.  :)
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 01:19 PM »
True enough. Of course I'd have to do it different...I want to graft one seed juniper to it.
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 02:17 PM »
Approach graft? Scion or bud?  If it is growing, now is the time to do them. Good luck.
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 07:34 AM »
Roy Nagatoshi talked about grafting kishu Shimpaku on Hollywood's and He gets good success. You can therefore I'm sure do itoigawa also. Torolusa"s (Hollywood juniper) were real popular in So. Cal in the 70's and 80's and some did alot of grafting.
 I have seen Itoigawa grafted onto Foemina junipers, which I believe is a sport of Hollywood. I see hollywood juniper practically growing in every property around here in the Los Angeles area, but rarely see it as a bonsai anymore. maybe it's just not "in" right now
 

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Re: Hollywood juniper
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 03:19 PM »
I think the foilage is a put off as well. It's difficult to get the foilage to compact nicely.