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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Dave Murphy on July 14, 2011, 04:25 PM

Title: Too late for approach graft on JBP?
Post by: Dave Murphy on July 14, 2011, 04:25 PM
I need to perform an approach graft on a Japanese black pine.  Would I better off waiting until next year to do the work, or can the graft, if done in mid July stand, a good chance of taking?  It's halfway through the growing season here in GA, but I've got solid 3 months left.  My first attempt failed and I didn't realize that until this week.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Too late for approach graft on JBP?
Post by: Alain Bertrand on July 15, 2011, 05:09 PM
I think I have done such a graft on a P. sylvestris last year at the same date and it seems to have worked.
I have done one today on a JRP.
Title: Re: Too late for approach graft on JBP?
Post by: Dave Murphy on July 16, 2011, 08:48 PM
Thanks, Alain.  I may give it a go later this week, if time permits.
Title: Re: Too late for approach graft on JBP?
Post by: plantmanky on July 17, 2011, 09:52 AM
There is an excellent article in the current issue of the ABS journal (2011 Volume 2) that covers grafting and various grafting techniques.  It's worth a read for anyone intrested in the subject.