Author Topic: Premna Japonica advice needed  (Read 1724 times)


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Premna Japonica advice needed
« on: June 08, 2015, 08:55 AM »
Hi to All...

Has been a while since I last posted but here is my dilemma.

I have recently acquired a large Premna Japonica and have been told that it is of the Maple family...?

It has a large trunk with 2 large branches coming out just above the base (1st branch is about 5cm thick and the 2nd about 8cm) The branches are sitting pretty much on top of each other with about an inch gap Inbetween.  In a perfect world I'd like to air layer both of these in the same season. (Not sure if that is possible). After the air layers are removed I'd like to remove/chop the remaining of the branches as close to the main trunk as possible.

Is it possible to do all of this in the same season?  or should I do the air layers in the 1st year? Then in the second year chop the 1st branch & in the 3rd year chop the 2nd branch? Only reason that I ask is that I don't want to put too much stress on the tree.

So if it's possible to do all in one season it I'll save me a heap of time and then I can focus on the healing of the removed branches. If you all think it's too much for one season then please let me know the right process/direction to follow.

Also what is the best season for air layers and what time is best for chops.

All advice welcome