Lilac Bushes

Grafting Branches


Anonymous added on December 10, 2014 | Answered

Can I successfully graft a 1-1/2" branch from a dark purple Lilac onto a 1-1/2" branch of a lavender Lilac? I presume the graft should occur while the sap is down and the leaves are off. Should I use a V-shaped cut, and tongue and groove the graft to the root stock, clamp securely and guy wire the scion to help minimize movement?


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theficuswrangler
Answered on December 12, 2014

People do, certainly, successfully graft lilac. If you want to try it, I suggest you make several grafts, as not all the grafts will take. Also, the more research you do, the better your chance of success. Here are a couple of articles to get you started: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/grafting-trees-what-is-tree-grafting.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/can-grafted-trees-revert-to-their-root-stock.htm
http://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/chiwonlee/plsc368/student/papers04/elizabethbruins/syringa.htm

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