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
Golden Trumpet Vine. Very attractive ever-blooming... more
Allamanda williamsii - Stansils Double Gold
Golden Trumpet Vine. Very attractive ever-blooming vine with bright yellow double trumpet-like flowers 3" wide, slightly fragrant, blooming year-round. The plant has milky sap and is considered poisonous. Grows well in most soils. In areas where there is seasonal change, keep fairly dry during winter and prune in spring before growth begins. Rare variety, vine with fragrant yellow double flowers.
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Allamanda x violacea Cabernet - Mini Red Allamanda
NEW! This new hybrid between A. cathartica and A. violacea (bush and vine Allamanda) has amazing features: it is a compact bush that produces maroon-red blooms all year. Favorite wine-red flowers now are not only on a vining Allamanda, but also on a small bush! Spectacular flowering plant, great as a gift, as well as specimen container plant.
Yellow Mandevilla, Yellow Dipladenia, wild allamanda. Unusual yellow flowers of this mandevilla relative are slightly fragrant and last for a long time. This is pretty cold hardy plant that can take occasional cold spells. It is very vigorous and free flowering in full sun conditions. Easy care, little water needed and not picky about soils. Much better growing than regular mandevillas!