Styrax Airlayer?

Mike Hennigan

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Hey all I’m wondering if anyone has experience with airlayering Japanese Snowbell, Styrax japonica, it has any second hand info in the subject. Do they air layer well or are they notoriously difficult? I struck a few cuttings from spring trimmings on a small one I have and they seem to have rooted pretty easily and are putting on new growth. I’m considering buying a taller one from a nursery and thinking I could layer a number of trees out of it over time. If they don’t layer well it may not be worth it to buy the tree though.
 

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I would think if they root that easy, they would airlayer but that’s just a guess. They have a really nice one at the garden where our study group meets. I’ll get a pic and ask Rodney Clemons about air layering this weekend.
 

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@Mike Hennigan here is the styrax at Smith Gilbert Gardens. I spoke with Rodney, he said he has not airlayered one but if they root from cuttings it’s pretty much a given that they airlayer.
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Dope tree! Thanks man, I snagged the tree. Gonna give it a go, will report back.
 

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