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Propagation of california wax myrtle: …A valuable native shrub or tree for highway landscaping

Authors

R. M. Sachs
J. Debie
R. W. Isle

Authors Affiliations

Roy M. Sachs is Associate Plant Physiologist, Department of Landscape Horticulture, University of California, Davis; Jack deBie is Laboratory Technician II, Department of Landscape Horticulture, University of California, Davis; Raymond W. Isle is Farm Advisor, Mendocino County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 19(12):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n12p10. December 1965.

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Abstract

California Wax Myrtle, recently selected for testing along highways, is not propagated commercially; hence, performance trials with this species have lagged because of inadequate numbers of plants. Results of research reported here show that rooting of cuttings is greatly dependent upon the nature of the cutting material and time of year at which cuttings are taken. Up to 80% rooting has been achieved at U. C., Davis, using softwood cuttings taken in April, and applying mist-propagation techniques for two to three months. Rooting percentages are generally increased by treatment with indolebutyric acid (0.8% in a talc preparation).
Sachs R, Debie J, Isle R. 1965. Propagation of california wax myrtle: …A valuable native shrub or tree for highway landscaping. Hilgardia 19(12):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n12p10
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