Saturday, September 19, 2015

Found on a Portland Street!

Over the past few years Portland Oregon, with the help of many volunteers has been conducting a thorough inventory of it's street tree inventory. In 2014 a tree was found growing happily on the verge that at first stumped the folks conducting the inventory. After some research and photos being e mailed around it was identified as Melliodendron xylocarpum a curious member of the Styracaceae Family.

We were asked to see if we could propagate a few, it was too late in the year for softwood cuttings but we had plenty of Halesia liners kicking around and so grafted a few scions onto Halesia carolina which to our surprise & delight lived!

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