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  • Vegetative Propagation Plant: Forsythia Term: Grafting
  • Forsythia
    • Plant type: Shrub
    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b
    • Height: 6’ to 10’ Spread: 5’ to 8’
    • Exposure: partial shade to full sun
    • Bloom Color: Yellow
    • Bloom Time: Early spring, Mid spring
    • Moisture: moist
    • Form: Upright or erect
    • Landscape Uses: Erosion control, Screen
    • Usually the first color in spring landscape
  • Grafting
    • The process of joining two plants so they grow together as one
    • Improves varieties with poor rooting ability
    • Bottom is root stock
    • Top is scion
  • Types of grafting
    • Hardwood
    • Done when wood is dormant
    • Fruit trees
    • Grapevines
    • Ornamental & Bonsai
  • Creative grafting
  • Cleft Graft
  • Bark Graft
  • Tomatoes
    • Greenhouse tomatoes
    • Specially bred –susceptible to soil-borne diseases
    • Grafted onto varieties with strong disease resistance
  • Tomato Grafting
    • Scion & rootstock about the same diameter
    • Use high humidity for 7-10 days until graft has healed
  • Today
    • Try a hardwood graft
      • Variegated Ficus & Green Ficus
    • Try a softwood graft
      • Geraniums