Big Leaf Maple grafted to Japanese Maple= smaller tree?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Chilumba, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Chilumba

    Chilumba Active Member

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    If I grafted a big leaf maple to a japanese maple rootstock will it keep it a small tree or will the big leaf maple grow to its regular size.
     
  2. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Neither - it will die. You can't graft maples from different genetic groups onto one another. Only members of the Palmata group (which does not include Big Leaf) may be grafted with each other.
     

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