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Any chance of grafting a Delonix regia scion onto native rootstock so it'll survive OK in zone 9A? What stock would be appropriate?

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Not sure of the nearest relative as the Legume family (like all plants families is sub divided into tribes). You would have to find a member of the Caeselpinieae tribe.

I don't think however that choosing a hardy rootstock is going to make this Madagascan native any hardier though. Good luck!

22 Jun, 2010


I think it's unlikely, too. The frost damage is usually at the top of the tree, where the rootstock would have little or no effect.

22 Jun, 2010

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