Does anyone had any success airlayering a coastal redwood?
If you are a tier 2 or 3 Mirai live member this stream might have some answers.
The video is about Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) and dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). Both deciduous and the Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is a evergreen. They are totally different and not related in anyway to the Coast redwood.
Sorry Pierre, I thought that had some info in there for you.
Yes: after care, with all layered material, is very important. I kept mine moist and out of direct light.
How much time did it took? I have been trying since three years… The bark and cambium keeps getting bigger but no roots. I refreshed the cuts this spring, widen the gap (2 inches)…but the part I want to layer is getting weak. I don’t think it will survive another year but there are some new sprouts emerging. I will wait and see.
Are the any branches or foliage below where you are attempting to air layer?
Yes plenty of branches. The whole tree is four feet tall and I am trying to airlayer the top 12 inches where there is a large bulge creating a big inverse taper.