- a shoot of a plant bearing buds suitable for bud grafting.
Origin of budwood
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Examples from the Web for budwood
Three weeks or more in advance of the date when the budding is to be performed, cut off the leaf blades of the budwood selected.
When the scars left after the petioles have fallen are well healed the budwood is in condition for budding.
On walnut I use only the current season's growth of wood for budwood, and it must be reasonably well matured.
Buds from the five parent trees were placed on the five lots of their own seedlings in all combinations of budwood and stock.