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Brad
what does grafted mean when referring to mature size? (pyrus ussuriensis)

Hello, I'm currently looking in to purchasing some Manchurian Flowering Pear trees (Pyrus Ussuriensis) to propagate for future land developments. I've been doing some research into sizing, growth rate, growth rate factors etc, and I've come across a sizing reference that has me confused. When referring to mature size of a plant what does "grafted" mean?
The site states: Mature Size - (h x w): 9 x 7m grafted
I know what grafting is but I can't figure out what it means here, would this mean the plants from this site will be grafted? or is it a common term that means something different that I haven't heard before?
Also are these trees reasonably easy to propagate with the right conditions? any advice a garden expert can give on propagating Pyrus Ussuriensis would be much appreciated.

Regards,
Brad

Submitted: 09:39PM, 10 Oct 2015
Answer: Hi Brad

The term is as you think of it. They will have been grafted onto a particular root stock for the characteristics that will bring to the finished plant. It may also be that it’s a more challenging pear to root up from cuttings and grafting is a quicker and more successful method of propagation to apply.

Here’s an interesting link to follow up:
http://www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/Files/April_2013_Botanic_Garrdens_Report.pdf

Kind regards
Ben

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Answered: 02:48PM, 13 Oct 2015

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