A: Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.
Benefits of the graft:
- making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
- taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
- introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
- easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful
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Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree, grafted
Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree. The most beautiful of all orchid trees. The largest flowers, brightly colored. Winter bloomer. Very hard to find! These trees start flowering in very small size, when only 2-3 ft tall! See video about this tree.
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Bolusanthus speciosus - Tree Wisteria
Tree Wisteria, Vanwykshout, Mogaba. This decorative, small tree has drooping, blue-mauve, fragrant, pea-like flowers that hang from the branches in bunches, often covering the whole tree. Slow growing. Hard to find plant.
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Tree wisteria, Vanwykshout , Mogaba. This decorative, small to medium-sized tree is deciduous, dropping its leaves only for a short period in early spring. The tree is normally multi-stemmed, but it can be pruned to form a single stem. The drooping, blue-mauve, fragrant, pea-like flowers hang from the branches in bunches, often covering the whole tree.