|Truncheon Cutting. Lattarula.|
Late winter I planted 4 truncheon cuttings from my Lattarula tree. A truncheon cutting is a large stick cut from the tree, and stuck into the ground. These were 2 feet long, 1/2 inch thick. I stuck them into the wet ground about 1 foot deep. Did not expect growth. Today I was mowing and saw these two growing. It will be interesting to see if they establish, grow some more this summer, and survive next winter. I'm not concerned about them. I already have a nice Lattarula started from cutting, much bigger than these, in a container. Lattarula is vigorous, so these cuttings could do well.
Petite negri. As for the Sal's fig, the newestt leaves are not distorted. This tree may get off to a slow start, same as its parent tree did, years ago. This is a slow growing variety.