Propagation using air-layers – all you need to do from start to finish
I had two Acer Palmatum Shishigashara trees in 7.5 liter nursery pots. I was attracted to them due to their small leaves and for them to be made into bonsai trees. On reflection, both were too tall and I decided to air layer both of them. This was my second attempt at air layering. The first of the two air layers in this video failed, I had not allowed enough time and took the risk and sepatated the top with too small roots.
I left the second air layered plant over winter and on taking the air layer apart in the following April, I discovered it full of Vine Weevil which as eaten all the new roots. I replace the airlayer and left it for further seven weeks. Seven weeks later was successful.
Also watch Air Layering Part 1 which is about airlayering a Siberian Elm.
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