Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Not your everyday Silverbell!


A couple of years ago the Portland "Friends of Trees" group were helping conduct an inventory of trees in Portland neighborhoods. A tree was found that no one could at first identify, it turned out to be a Melliodendron xylocarpum! Some propagation material was sent our way but it was already late summer and not really suitable cutting wood. We decided to graft the wood onto the closet thing we had, Halesia tetraptera! We were surprised to get quite a good take and this year we have been rewarded with the first flower.
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