Home Forum topic Propagation, Germination Testing, & Horticulture Has anyone used grafting or air-layering as a conservation activity on a rare plant species?

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    Joyce MaschinskiCPC Conservation Officer

    Looking at the types of horticulture practice that we may want to present in the Horticulture best practices in the Propagation sub-section, we plan to have seed, cuttings, propagating from division and we could have grafting or layering.  Is the latter used for rare plants?  Can you please share your examples?


    Steve BlackwellCPC Conservation Officer

    I haven’t used air layering for rare species, but I developed air layering techniques for several cultivated species back in the day when I was the propagator at a wholesale nursery. I definitely think it could be used for conservation of many of our woody species as well. Your Purshia would be a good candidate.

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