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Draak

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Dwarfing COTRG with calycina rootstock
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:57:53 AM »
Eugenia involucrata (COTRG) and Eugenia calycina are the same species, though Iíve read that COTRG can grow 5m tall, while calycina struggles to reach 2m tall. Iíve seen several people on this forum successfully graft calycina onto COTRG rootstock. Does this grafted plant grow a calycina that is 5m tall?

Even more importantly for me, since I have limited space for planting, would grafting COTRG onto calycina rootstock produce a COTRG that only grows 2m tall?


Bush2Beach

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Re: Dwarfing COTRG with calycina rootstock
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 11:04:53 AM »
They appear to be similar size and no dwarfing either way.

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Re: Dwarfing COTRG with calycina rootstock
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 11:30:29 PM »
Wow interesting! I have seeds of both; when I graft nice cultivars on a sapling, do either of the rootstocks have relative advantages? More robust, different growing rates, etc...?
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Re: Dwarfing COTRG with calycina rootstock
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 11:32:30 AM »
I do not see any advantage at this point.
Grafting an extremely precocious variety is always good!

 

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