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windmolly
Caballo, NM

February 23, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #6177940

I live in Southern New Mexico and have planted 4 Chitalpa Tashkentensis. I would like to know if they are crossed via grafting or some other method. Also, I heard that cuttings germinate easily. Is this true and what process is most recommended?
gardener2005
Baton Rouge area, LA
(Zone 8b)

February 23, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6179591

I wouldn`t know but I will tell you to go ahead and try stuff. :)

meistersenger
Manteo, NC

February 19, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8380692

I have not been successful in crossing catalpa and chitalpa ,which already is a hybred of catalpa and chilopsis. Chitalpa grafts very readily on catalpa.Chilopsis grafts but not very vigorously. As to rooting cuttings, have at it! I would like to see good selections of chilopsis crossed to a selected catalpa from northern Illinois. That should result in an improved chitalpa

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