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Create a Wreath of Rootstocks For Your Succulent Wreath

If you’re looking for a unique gift, why not consider creating a wreath of succulents? These succulent plants come in a wide range of colours and textures, so you can choose from a variety of different types. You can even use other succulent plants and decorations in your wreath, such as dried flowers and fruit. Once you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to begin planting your succulents!

One outstanding choice is Prunus insititia, which solves many problems with other rootstocks. Its wide root system allows it to grow on a variety of soils, and it’s unaffected by grass. On the other hand, if you want a nice compact tree, you’ll want to choose a dwarfing rootstock. Dwarfing rootstocks can be very difficult to transplant and require a permanent stake and good soil conditions.

M7 is another desirable rootstock. It’s a semi-dwarf and is prone to collar rot, but less so than MM106. It’s non-suckering and does well in most soils, but is also susceptible to wooly aphid. It’s best used in well-drained soil and is often a good choice for a spur type tree.

In some cases, the scion and the rootstock are different species. If the scion is a tree with a specific variety, it’s often grown on a quince rootstock. Similarly, many commercial pears are grown on a quince rootstock. This process is called serial grafting. Typically, multiple scions are grafted onto a single rootstock, and these grafted plants become a tree with several different fruit cultivars. Such a tree is referred to as a family tree.

While most people associate rootstocks with fruiting plants, they are also useful for mass propagation of many other types of plants. Rootstocks can also have different properties than the scion, including resistance to drought, root pests, and disease. Rootstocks are often chosen for their resistance to disease and other factors, such as phylloxera, which is a damaging fungus that can damage commercial plantings.

Commercial growers often choose Malling-Merton 111 (MM111) rootstocks, but backyard orchardists often use interstem trees instead. MM111 has a very high degree of drought tolerance, isn’t greatly affected by weed competition, and has a high level of precocity. However, it takes a long time to reach bearing. However, if you plant the tree as precocious as possible, the bearing time will be quicker. The maturity size of the tree is equal to the M26 rootstock.