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After 6 weeks on the mother tree, I removed it and placed it in a pot.  The root ball was nice and healthy but not sure if it will support such a tall stick.  I removed all but 3 leaves.  It stands 3 feet tall.  Time will tell!  Also, as you can see, I had done the air layer while the wood was still green.  It did just fine.

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Good job Frank! 
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A nice healthy successful air layer, congrats Frank.
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Very nice!  If the leaves aren't wilting yet, you probably have enough roots.
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Thank you, gentlemen.
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Looks great. Can an air layer be done pretty much any time of the year?
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Simon,

For my zone (7), I can do an air layer from spring up until around August.  It takes up to 8 weeks for a strong root ball to develop.  After the air layer has been removed from the parent tree, it needs a few weeks to acclimate and adjust to its new found independence before the cold hits and its time for dormancy.

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Strong work!
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Hi Figgyfranck,
Nice work.
Did you pinch the terminal bud ?
I prefer to leave it on this time of the year, and pinch following April or Mai .

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Great job Frank! A very healthy looking plant. I have a couple of large Carini plants from cuttings I got from you! They are doing great....:)
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Thanks everyone.

jds,
-I pinched the terminal bud a few weeks after starting the air layer, as the branch kept growing very fast.  It grew two more shoots and I removed them a few days ago.  I had thought about trimming about 12" off the main stem but I didn't know how the plant would react.  I like your idea of snipping the top in the spring.  Thanks

Frank A,
-Glad to hear, buddy!!

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