How To Propagate Tea Olive Tree?

Written by Ivy

Nov 19 2022

How To Propagate Tea Olive Tree?
There are many propagation methods of tea olive tree, such as division propagation, cutting propagation, layering propagation and so on. Due to different varieties, some small details are also different, but most of them are the same. Let's talk about some common propagation methods of tea olive tree.

Propagating Tea Olive Tree From Cuttings

The best time for propagating tea olive tree from cuttings is from mid May to mid July and from mid September to mid October. At this time, the temperature is appropriate, the new shoots stop growing, the branches and stems have sufficient nutrients, and it is easy to survive after cutting.
The matrix of tea olive tree cutting is preferably loose, breathable, moisturizing and water retaining acidic soil, or river sand and peat soil. Cut the annual lignified or semi lignified branches near the top at the periphery of tea olive tree as cuttings. Then wrap its base with a wet paper towel and take it home for treatment.
Cut the branches of tea olive tree into 8 ~ 10cm long, keep 2 leaves at the upper part, cut half of the leaves, cut the upper end into a flat mouth and the base into an oblique mouth. Then immerse 3cm of the base into 1 / 10000 rooting powder solution, and take it out for cutting after 1 hour. We can first insert a stick as thick and thin as the tea olive tree insert into the matrix, and the depth is about 1 / 3 of the length of the insert. Then insert the cuttings into the matrix. After inserting, pat the soil near the socket and pour it through. And covered with film.
How To Propagate Tea Olive Tree
When there is no water vapor on the film and the matrix is dry, spray water to moisturize. The soil humidity shall be about 50%, and the air humidity shall be kept at 85%. If the temperature is too high and the humidity is too low, the film can be lifted up and water spray can be added for adjustment; The temperature is low and the humidity of tea olive tree is too high. Closed film can be used to reduce water diversion.
In about ten days, you can spray potassium dihydrogen phosphate 0.2% solution and urea 0.5% solution on the leaves once respectively, so that tea olive tree will take root after one month. Gently pull the seedlings with your hand and feel the grip is rooting. Then we can remove the film to increase the light and let the seedlings grow slowly. After rooting, the seedlings should also pay attention to moisturizing and shading in sunny days, and cold proof measures should be taken in winter. Wait until the spring of the next year to transplant into the pot tea olive tree for propagation.

Propagating Tea Olive Tree From Division

Propagating tea olive tree from division is simple and easy, with high survival rate. Generally, the ramet dense trees are large, but the number of propagation plants is limited, and the propagating rate is not high. Propagating tea olive tree from division is mostly carried out in spring or autumn, mostly in autumn. Indoor potting is mostly carried out when new leaves do not sprout and tree sap does not sprout in spring. The method is to split the young sweet scented osmanthus trees with clumps of branches and stems, and the small plants germinating at the root neck of the mother plant with a knife or hoe at the place easy to be divided. When splitting, take part of the roots and divide them into several stumps. Transplant each pocket with roots, remove leaves and prune branches appropriately, and water and moisten the roots after transplanting into the pit.
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Propagating Tea Olive Tree From Layering

Propagating tea olive tree from layering time is from spring to early summer. Select the stronger tree, cut or peel the lower 1-2-year-old branches with a sharp knife to reach the xylem, then press them into the 3-5cm deep ditch, and fix the pressed branches with wooden strips, leaving only the tip and leaves outside.
We can also select 1-2-year-old thick branches from the mother tree of tea olive tree in spring, cut them in a circle or girdle them with the low-pressure method, or cut them from the lower side, with a length of 6-9 cm, and then smear the wound with culture matrix and tie them up with plastic bags up and down. During the culture process, always keep the matrix wet. After rooting in autumn, cut off the mother plant for maintenance.
Select the thick branches of tea olive tree to bend down and press them into the soil, thicken the soil layer and water regularly. osmanthus fragrans can be transplanted in the next year because of its fast growth and rapid branching from the root. The secondary branches in the root of Osmanthus fragrans are easy to survive by pressing them with soil. Press down the branches and bury them in the soil. Water them regularly.
The branches of tea olive tree can survive by pressing them into the soil and watering them properly. Press down the branches, bury them with soil and water them often. Tea olive tree layering propagation can be divided into low pressure and high pressure. From the root, the soil pressure technology strip can be transplanted in the second year. Tea olive tree branches quickly from the root, grows fast, and can be transplanted in the next year.

Propagating Tea Olive Tree By Seeds

Fill a container with seed starting mix to about ½ inch from the top. Place your tea olive tree seeds 1 inch to 1 ½ inches below the soil surface. Gently water your seeds to keep moist, not soaking wet. Heat & humidity is critical for germination. Germination may occur in 1 week or as long as 3 months (depending on the species). Place the seed container on a heat mat under growing light(s). Keep your growing lights on 14 hours per day. Keep your heat mat on 24 hours per day. Once your seeds germinate, move each seed into its own container under the growing lights and on the heat mat. Keep your seedlings indoors for 2-3 months before transplanting outdoors in the spring (May to June).

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