Can I graft any fruit to flowering ash, chinese elm or silver birch

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  1. beginnergardener

    beginnergardener Junior Member

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    I was wondering if it is possible to graft any fruit onto either a flowering ash (Fraxinus grifithii), a chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia), silver birch or pittosporum?

    Is there anything that might work?
     
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    Um, I'm not an expert but...... as far as I know, you can graft different fruit types onto a tree from the same family only.
    So thats what ever different sorts of plums onto a plum tree, different sorts of citrus onto a citrus tree, same with apples, pears, grapes even though they are a vine.
    I have not ever heard of using a completel different species for the rootstock.
    Where did you get this idea from?
     
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    Thanks, I had no idea really, I was just wondering.

    And can none of those trees produce anything useful in permaculture?
     
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    That depends on your definition of useful in permaculture.
    All three can produce wood chips, leaf mold, leaf mulch or compost.
    The elm can be used for mushroom logs as can the birch, ash can be used for this for some mushrooms too.
    Ash, elm and birch can also be used to create baskets, fences, etc.
    All useful items for permaculture.
     

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