Chojubai- how to propagate?

Whats the best way to propagate our beloved Chojubai, and when??

Thank you!!

I would touch base with Michael Hagedorn at Creteagus Bonsai - Michael Hagedorn | New Post on Crataegus Bonsai - since I believe he has done quite a bit of propagation. He has 7 or 8 posts on his website devoted to chojubai and one of them may already contain propagation information.

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On ‘Chojubai’ Quince—Diminutive Jewels | Michael Hagedorn

Ryan Finkbiner says:

March 31, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I have three flowering quince and am wondering, do these root easily from cuttings? I have some branches on mine that are just odd– and removing them would yield 6+ inch already-flowering pieces. Also, would it be possible to grow multiple plants fused to create the illusion of a larger trunk?

Crataegus says:

April 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Yes, they root very easily from cuttings. But they don’t fuse well, you need a faster growing plant for that, like a maple. Take off the flowers, let it grow, and when the leaves harden off try your cuttings. In most temperate places this is June. Mist often.

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