6+2 cuttings Viburnum opulus Eastern Snowball Chervona Kalyna flowering scions

November 3, 2019 - Comment

.*.*. Welcome to our Beautiful World of Gardening! . *.*. Our garden is 100% organic. We do not use any chemicals You will receive: 6+2 unrooted cuttings Viburnum opulus Chervona Kalyna flowering plant scions known also as SnowballOther common names include water elder, cramp bark, snowball tree and European cranberrybush, though this plant is not

.*.*. Welcome to our Beautiful World of Gardening! . *.*. Our garden is 100% organic. We do not use any chemicals You will receive: 6+2 unrooted cuttings Viburnum opulus Chervona Kalyna flowering plant scions known also as SnowballOther common names include water elder, cramp bark, snowball tree and European cranberrybush, though this plant is not closely related to the cranberry. Each cutting is 6-7 inch in length. Cuttings diameter is close to diameter of a pencil, crayon or a fountain pen. I will include two more thinner cuttings for free. These will be cut from our mature tree the day of shipping to you and will be wrapped in moist paper. Use them for rooting your own trees and grafting. Viburnum opulus is a deciduous shrub growing to 4–5 m (13–16 ft) tall. The leaves are opposite, three-lobed, 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and broad, with a rounded base and coarsely serrated margins; they are superficially similar to the leaves of some maples, most easily distinguished by their somewhat wrinkled surface with impressed leaf venation. The leaf buds are green, with valvate bud scales. The hermaphrodite flowers are white, produced in corymbs 4–11 cm (2–4 in) in diameter at the top of the stems; each corymb comprises a ring of outer sterile flowers 1.5–2 cm in diameter with conspicuous petals, surrounding a center of small (5 mm), fertile flowers; the flowers are produced in early summer, and pollinated by insects. The fruit is a globose bright red drupe 7–10 mm diameter, containing a single seed. The seeds are dispersed by birds. The fruit is edible in small quantities, with a very acidic taste; it can be used to make jelly. It is however very mildly toxic, and may cause vomiting or diarrhea if eaten in large amounts. The term cramp bark is related to the properties of the bark’s ability to reduce smooth muscle tightness. It is called cramp bark as relieving this type of muscle tightness is most often associated with relieving women’s menstrual (period) cramps. However, this can also be used during pregnancy for cramps or pain and general muscle cramping. ************************************************************************************ Experimentation with tree cuttings and plant seeds is a nice stress-reliving therapeutic activity. I am one of those who believe that people need plants, people can get depressed when they don’t see any green leaves, people want to be happy doing simple things and accomplishing what they can every day. In addition, this hobby can be profitable – you can grow seedlings and sell them several months later. Help to make this planet greener and better! My favorite method of rooting involves a clear plastic container (like a shoe box from Lowes or a clear-plastic container for cakes). I use live moss from the nearby woods. There is an opinion that live moss has anti-mold properties. Also, it is easy to place layers of moss – like clumps or “shelves” with plenty of humid air in between – and then to place cuttings. It is easier and safer to lift the clumps of moss without damaging fragile young roots – when you inspect the cuttings periodically. Some people call this method “almost” aeroponics. Wikipedia: Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium. Horizontal placement of the cuttings often leads to several roots growing at the cutting ends and in the middle, potentially producing 2-3 plants from one cutting. Recently I decided to use very short, 3-3.5″ long, cuttings. My experiments with short fig cuttings were successful; even those 3-3.5″ cuttings produced roots at the ends and even in the middle! I did not use any rooting hormone, and I am not sure how useful it is… I keep the box with the moss and various cuttings in a warm place, 5-6 ft away from windows. Last several photos illustrate the moss, and roots growing at one end or both ends, and even in the middle. When I see 1” or so long roots developed (mostly from the nodes), I gently move the cutting to a “pot” made of a clear plastic water bottle with 3-4 holes in its bottom. Clear plastic allows me to see the growing roots. I use fine mulch, used coffee grounds and even used leaves of mint after drinking mint tea, – as a loose soil for my seedlings. I can see air gaps in the soil, and the roots rapidly growing in this porous light-weight “soil”. Many people place their rooted cuttings 2″ deep. I prefer the opposite – I plant them deeper, so only 2″ of their tops are above the soil level. One reason is to keep the most of the cutting in the moist soil, and another is that I often see roots growing in the middle of the cutting. Normally I place those plastic bottles with rooted cuttings in larger clear plastic containers like Sterlite 55 – 65 storage tote. I spray some water on my plants and keep the large containers closed. This again creates a nice warm and humid environment, so I do not have to worry about watering my young plants. Please click on the “see other items” button on top right side of the ad. * In some cases I can combine postage and give you a lower price on the shipping expenses.* I can also put some extra items, for example, if you buy 6 peach cuttings plus 6 apple cutting, I will add 1-2 extra cuttings.* In addition, you will get automatic postage discount for the second, third, etc. same type item. Will be delivered from a clean, no-smoke home in Virginia Plant Kindness

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