Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Grafted Ginkgo Tree. 6.13.17
Here is the growth of my dad's ginkgo tree, grafted onto a rootstock from locally obtained ginkgo seeds. I grafted last year. Then, the scion grew only a small tuft of leaves. This year, it is growing by leaps and bounds.
I think ginkgo is more difficult to graft compared to apples and plums. Of the three that I grafted, one did not take at all, and one fell off this spring, after one year. But this one is clearly thriving. This was a whip-and-tongue graft.