The whitebeam enjoys great popularity not least because of its color splendor. The easy-care plant can be multiplied in various ways.
A whitebeam (Sorbus) can become an eye catcher in the home garden. The plants growing as trees or shrubs bear reddish apple fruits and present themselves in a colorful autumn color. The plants are easy to care for and little demanding in terms of location and substrate. For the propagation of the rowanberry, there are various possibilities, which are now presented in more detail.
The whitebeam can be multiplied by the following methods:
- root suckers
- hardwood cuttings
Propagation by Root Suckers
With the help of root sprouts, whitefish can be multiplied quickly and easily. However, the prerequisite for this is to have an already well-developed plant. As dandelions grow slowly, it takes some time to develop a stable root system. Older plants form Wurzelausläufer, which can be excavated and used for the propagation.
With the help of this propagation method you get a complete plant with just a few simple steps. To do this you first have to dig out the root shoot and then separate it from the mother plant . You must immediately bring the separated root spur into the ground at the desired location . Make sure that you do not dig deeper into the root shoot than at its old location. With a spade or with a knife, the root pieces can be separated cleanly.
Tip: Work with sharp tools. Straight edges heal faster and damage the plant less.
Propagation by cuttings
Also for the propagation of cuttings a flour berry plant is needed. The recovery of cuttings can be combined with a shape cut , which should take place in early summer.
- The cuttings should be cut by strong, non-flowering branches. A cutting should be left between 10 and 15 centimeters long.
- The lower part of the cuttings, which later is below the earth’s surface, should be cleared of leaves.
- The cuttings are then placed in a plant pot filled with soil and, from now on, irrigated regularly. To speed up the rooting, the cuttings should be covered with a plastic hood. This creates a microclimate around the plant, which has a beneficial effect on plant growth.
»Tip: You can make blankets for cuttings from empty mineral water bottles by cutting the bottle in the middle. The lower area can now be slipped over the cutting.
- The planter is placed in a warm and partially shaded place. So that the cutting does not attach to mold in the airtight mini greenhouse , the cover should be aired briefly daily.
- As soon as the cutting shoots out again, this is a sign of successful rooting. The young plant can already be outdoors in the bucket over the summer and is usually strong enough to be set in the desired location in the fall.
- Cut the cuttings
- Prepare the cutting
- Plant cuttings and water
- Cover the cutting
- Wait for sprouting
Propagation through plywood
Hobby gardeners usually prefer propagation through plywood. After all, there is something to do in the garden during winter too. While the cuttings have leaves and should not be completely lignified, it concerns with a plywood around a lignified branch part, which is taken from the middle of the branch.
- A frost-free day should be selected for cutting the sticks. Conveniently the Monte November to February. You should have multiple nodes and be cut from the middle of a healthy branch. The cut is to be set immediately above a node.
Steck The plywood is placed in a peat-sand mixture.
- The ambient temperature should be about ten degrees.
Tip: On mild winter days, the sticks can also be placed directly in the ground outdoors. A layer of leaves protects against cold and keeps the moisture in the soil.
- Irrigation should be rather economical.
- When the plywood goes out, the propagation has succeeded and the plant can be set outdoors.
- Cutting sticks
- Put plywood in potting soil
- Install sticks in a cool and partially shaded position
- Watering sticks from time to time
- Wait for sprouting
Propagation by seeds
If you yourself do not have a whitebeam, you will have to restrict yourself to seed multiplication. This usually succeeds even without great horticultural knowledge, but is more time consuming.
- The seeds of the Whitebeam can not simply be put into the soil. You must be stratified. For this, the seeds are put in the fridge for a few days.
- Then boil the seeds for one day in lukewarm water.
- Sowing can be done in potting soil or in coconut fiber . The seeds are only slightly covered with soil.
- The substrate is evenly damp, but not too wet.
- To speed up the germination process, you can cover the planter with foil or glass. In a bright but not full sun, the germination takes place after a few weeks.
- Put seeds in the fridge
- Seed seeds
- Place seeds in potting soil
- Keep seeds slightly moist
- Wait for germination
Propagation methods with their advantages and disadvantages
|root suckers||fastuncomplicatedeasy||Plant must be presentRoot can be damaged|
|cuttings||Cuttings fall when pruningeasyuncomplicatedgood success guarantee||Plant must be presentIt takes some time for the cuttings to drive out|
|hardwood cuttings||easygood chances of success||Plant must be presentCut takes place in winter and can easily be missed|
|seed||You can use several plantsSeeds can be obtained from existing plants||Patience requirednot every seed germinates|