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Are all plants able to be cloned?

The term you need is actually 'vegetatively propagated' rather than 'cloned'. The answer is, essentially, yes, by and large, almost all plants can be vegetatively propagated, though different parts of ...
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How should I prune this grafted lemon tree?

You may be right - the grafted part died back, the rootstock took over, and the only part that's left of the original grafted lemon is at the bottom. It shouldn't be thorny - the thorny parts will ...
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Is this a sucker? Can they grow above the graft line?

Usually we reserve the term "sucker" to shoots arising from below the graft, and "water shoots" for those arising above the graft. The difference is that suckers allow inferior root stock vegetation ...
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What happens when a scion from an older tree is grafted to a younger rootstock?

Almost all scions are from older trees than the rootstock, except when topworking an old tree to change variety. Then again, scions are generally the "less than 1 year old" wood from the older tree, ...
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Topping (ungrafting?) an ornamental weeping cherry

No can do, sorry. The trunk is called 'root stock' and it isn't the same as the grafted canopy. The canopy is actually a prostrate form of the cherry tree. It would grow flat on the ground if it ...
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Why does the lime half of a grafted tree suffer, while the lemon half thrives?

I'm sorry to say there's probably nothing you can do to change the situation. It sounds as if the lime part of the grafted tree is failing because it doesn't have enough vascular tissue to conduct ...
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How does the T budding grafting method provide contact between the cambium layers?

There is direct contact between the two cambium layers - the removed bud has cambium (meristematic tissue) exposed on the cut side, and the T cut made in the stem it's to be grafted to has the bark or ...
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Two stems coming from my hass avocado graft. A bit concerning

It's very likely that the vigorous growth from the graft point is really from the rootstock (a sucker) and should be removed. It's normal for rootstock suckers to be more vigorous than grafted tops (...
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Grafting apple onto mango

Grafting an apple rootstock onto a mango is unlikely to succeed due to significant genetic differences between the two species. Even if the grafting were technically possible, the mango part would not ...
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Which trees can I do grafting? is there some combination table I can refer to?

So far as I'm aware, there is no complete table displaying which plants can be grafted onto which plants. It's a bit of a broad question for such a specialist area, but broadly, most plants need to be ...
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Is there a limit how many branches I can graft onto a mature apple tree?

There are no limits. Just that usually fruits tree are pruned with maximal 3 (some time 2 to 4) main branches, so if you do graft more cultivars, you should have trouble on giving the right form. [...
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If a pineapple is actually a berry then can it be grafted onto another berry tree?

No, you can not graft a pineapple to another "berry" tree. This is because the fruit name "berry" is merely a botanical term for a "type of fruit" that the plant produces. The term "berry" has nothing ...
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Is there any way to reconnect a severed vine with a water melon (small size) at the end of the vine?

It may or may not survive, but as you acted immediately, you might be lucky. The only thing I would have done differently is to use a short piece of thin stick, like a piece cut from a short green ...
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should i be trimming non-grafted branches

You should prune all sprouts and branches from the root stock. You want to encourage the root stock to transfer nutrients up and down from the grafted scion. Any branches and leaves from the root ...
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Fruit trees root growth

If the new shoots are vigorous and come from the grafting point or from below the grafting point, it means that the new shoots are from the rootstock, not the same as the scion. This may be due to ...
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What is the best grafting knife?

I am a new grafter but the Felco Victorinox was recommended to me as good quality knife to use as it keeps a good edge without constant sharpening and is very durable. I have one now.
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Will a scion with removed leaves dry earlier than the one with leaves on?

Standard practice for bud sticks (used for budding/bud-grafting, cut with leaves on) is to cut the leaves but leave the leaf stem as a handle, precisely because the leaf will tend to dry the stick by ...
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Will a scion with removed leaves dry earlier than the one with leaves on?

In theory yes is the answer if anything left with a leaf on it will by evapotranspiration should dry out the plant material- but it will stress the plant slightly- the more leaves the more water lost. ...
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Will I get lemons from a tree grown from a lemon seed?

The existing, great answers here about the fruit lotto (or Russian roulette) that one wins or loses when they grow from seed without grafting can only be added to minimally by my own examples of ...
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Grafting compatibility

Apple to apple can work and is largely dependent on the relative vigour of the varieties in question and where/how you graft them. If you were to graft Cox's Orange Pippin onto Bramley's Seedling (a ...
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What's a good plan for fast and inexpensive apple tree propagation?

One of the main reasons for using a stool bed is that the "cut all the branches and propagate them" step is exceedingly optimistic. A more typical timeline is to plant your new rootstock and let it ...
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What's a good plan for fast and inexpensive apple tree propagation?

That looks feasible, in theory at least. :) In practice, I bet you'll learn a lot! In my (limited) experience, taking cuttings is very easy, but caring for the cuttings while they develop roots is the ...
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Japanese Maple shrub dying

They both look as if they're suffering from dieback, which is a common affliction with Acer palmatum varieties. I agree the worst affected one should be removed, but with the other, prune out the dead ...
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Can a topworked female pistachio tree be pollinated by grafting a male bud or scion?

As it is possible (and normal) to graft scions onto rootstocks with a different genetic make-up, grafting male onto a female and vice-versa should cause no problems. As for whether the male would ...
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Two grafts needed for weeping mulberry - is it true, and why?

Possible explanation 1 The rootstock is not compatible with the weeping part, so an intermediary variety is used for the plant to benefit both from the rootstock's traits and from the pendant top. It ...
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How to tape a split cherry tree?

First item is that this company who dumped this soil on your tree did a very naughty and irresponsible thing. Make sure you report this to that company. These drivers are taught HOW and WHERE to ...
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Can bridge grafts be successful on oaks?

Oaks can be successfully grafted. See for example this report from the International Oak Society and this study from Czech Republic. Both reports mention particular species, but there would be no ...
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