Classifieds and Group Buys forum: contorted filbert, harry lauder's walking stick stars for sale

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BUGGYCRAZY
Feb 6, 2016 9:41 AM CST
I have several layers to dig soon since the weather has been so good. Since I can barely walk, bend or lift anymore I do not want to pot these so am having a special - 2 sstarter trees for $20.00 which include shipping cost. I am sending 2 in case one doesn't make it although these usually have a 100% survival rate. I may have to trim the tops but I won't trim roots, roots are the foundation of a healthy plant. If you are closer it may be less but shipping is very expensive these days.

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mom2goldens
Feb 11, 2016 8:31 PM CST
Would it be possible to ship these later? We generally can't plant until mid-May....but would love to grow these.
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Weedwhacker
Feb 12, 2016 8:47 AM CST
Aren't the Harry Lauder's contorted filberts a grafted shrub? My understanding is that the shoots that come up from the ground aren't contorted (and presumably cuttings taken from the contorted parts wouldn't be hardy?).
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BUGGYCRAZY
Feb 13, 2016 11:11 AM CST
Sorry I can't ship that late, it will be hell on earth here by May.

Quality Contorted filberts are LAYERED, or self rooted, grafted plants are garbage. You are right, they are suckering shrubs and if grafted the suckers overtake the tops. Mine are layered. Corylus is very difficult to root by cuttings, it requires a specific agrobacteria to induce rooting, or tissue culture.
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Weedwhacker
Feb 13, 2016 1:10 PM CST
So, the difficulty in rooting is the reason the shrubs are usually grafted, then? Interesting, thanks!
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DavidLMO
Feb 13, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Harry Lauder's Walking stick is quite hard to root. It can be done by soil or air layering. As such, it is often grafted. The base plant in most cases is the terribly suckering Turkish hazel which is straight and suckers profusely.

Trying to do a normal cutting and getting it to root is near impossible. I have tried and failed several times.

The price above for 2 own root plants is very reasonable - I have NO experience with the seller.

I have 2 own root plants I picked up on sale at HD for 15 $ each - normal price was 50 $.
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Weedwhacker
Feb 13, 2016 4:53 PM CST
I agree that the price is very reasonable! I have a "Red Dragon" that is non-grafted; can't remember what I paid for it now, but I DO remember that it seemed quite exorbitant! And that I bought it largely because it wasn't grafted, and because I like plants with dark leaves Smiling

I also have half a dozen "regular" filberts that are a couple of years old, hoping to get some nuts from them one of these days... do the contorted filberts produce nuts, and can they be grown from seed?
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BUGGYCRAZY
Feb 14, 2016 10:22 AM CST
the contorted ones produce very few seeds, even when I had the farm and had other species growing nearby. Which is a bonus if you live in the rodent infested urban areas.
those !@#$%^! squirrels!
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Weedwhacker
Feb 14, 2016 1:59 PM CST
LOL -- I live in a squirrel-infested rural area! (and have to admit that I'm one of very few people that I've ever heard of that like them... Shrug! )
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BUGGYCRAZY
Feb 14, 2016 2:25 PM CST
I would like them if they did NOT dig, they even get under the screens and dig. The 2 cats I inherited are USELESS! (so am I) And the @#$%^&* squirrels know it.

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