New three trunked malus spp

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On the fakebook I spotted a decent deal for a crapapple. As I have one crappy one which I was contemplating getting rid off, I thought this might be the replacement I was looking for. So.. Made the deal. Asked for shipping. And waited.

Monday it arrived. Unfortunately.. During shipment it had a mishap. THe seller told me it was wrapped well and the mail comp must have played basketball with it. The mail service sais they would have put a label on it, had they damaged it. In any case.. I have a bruised tree...

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In any case.. The tree-legged lady, repotted as it had come loose in the pot, and the substrate was just compost; after teasing everything out of the rubble and spending an hour correcting the roots..

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The tree was doing poorly, so I removed all the branches a few days after receiving the tree. Yesterday I noticed the first new leaves coming through, and I decided to "be bold or go home" and did a structural prune on this one, back to visibly swollen buds.

It lost a well-ramified branch. I decided to clean the bottom of the cut branch and pot it up.
Any chances here in getting it to root? Will crap apple root from summer hardwood cuttings?
 

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I'm currently rooting some. They are in sealed boxes of moist perlite with bottom heat and 16 hrs of overhead light from LED . They have been much slower to root than younger branches, but they are pushing new roots. I used a medium strength rooting hormone on them.
 

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I'm currently rooting some. They are in sealed boxes of moist perlite with bottom heat and 16 hrs of overhead light from LED . They have been much slower to root than younger branches, but they are pushing new roots. I used a medium strength rooting hormone on them.
Sounds good!

Over where I am ther is no such thing as weak, strong or medium rooting hormone. So I just grabbed what I have. It sounds promising though!
 

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After defoliation and a few basic pruning & wiring actions it looked like this on July 7th. The rightmost trunk will need re-growing I think. A few more years of fun in this one!
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Not taken a picture, but today the tree is full lush and green again.
 
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