Friday, November 9, 2007

Witches Broom

Pictured here is a Witches Broom growing in a Cercocarpus ledifolius, CURL-LEAF MOUNTAIN MAHOGANY. The witches broom are mainly found growing in conifers. Many small dwarf varieties of pines and spruces orginate from a witches broom. Cuttings are taken and rooted and then grown for stock plants. Then the stock plants are used to produce plants for sale. The Cercocarpus ledifolius, CURL-LEAF MOUNTAIN MAHOGANY is a very drought tolerant plant. With cuttings from the witches broom, a small plant is grown that fits nicely into the rock garden.