How to Grow a Plum Tree From a Branch
Growing a plum tree from a branch can be done by cutting a 15-inch long pencil-width branch, dipping it into rooting hormone and planting it in composted soil. Keep the soil very damp to begin growing a tree from a branch with gardening information from a Florida plant enthusiast in this free video on fruit trees.
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Hi, I'm Charles Boning. I'm the author and illustrator of Florida's Best Fruiting Plants. We're here today at Jene's Tropicals in St. Petersburg, Florida to talk very briefly about how to grow a plum tree from a branch. Most commercial plums are done by budding, or propagated by budding, but it's quite possible to grow a plum from a branch, and essentially the way that you do it is this; during the winter, and it's important that the branch be taken during a dormant period of the plum, you take a branch from the tree that's about pencil sized. About fifteen inches in length, ten to fifteen inches in length and about a pencil size in diameter. You take that branch, you sever it at a diagonal with a grafting knife, and then you dip it quickly into rooting hormone. Then you place it in a planting medium composted of sphagnum moss and a sand mixture. And this should be kept very damp. Eventually the plant should take hold, the roots should grow, and you will have a plum tree from a branch. So, that's how to grow a plum tree from a branch. From Jene's Tropicals in St. Petersburg, Florida, I'm Charlie Boning.