Can I root an Acer palmatum twig in water?

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    folhas de outono New Member

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    a question put a twig of acer palmatum in the water this micro-root appearance will take root as you can see in the photo
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good evening, I'm afraid the success rate for rooting maple cuttings from placing in water is very low indeed. Although last year a forum member was successful. It is always worth a try if you have a lot of spare cuttings, but the preferred way is from grafting, air layering and hydroponics the latter is very interesting and a member @zfrittz has shown us all the intricate process on the forum.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Very unlikely.

    Actually, it's an understatement : you have 1 chance to about a million, especially with "cuttings" that are more than 3 mm thick.

    Summer cuttings (from the beginning of June to late August) have a very good chance (up to 95% for the plain species of Acer palmatum) to take with wood 3 to 15 month old, Late winter cuttings (a few weeks before the tree buds out) can be taken with more thick branches, I'd say 5 mm, but the rate of success is much lower : 10 to 15% from my experience.

    This being said, it can work, but it's very unlikely...
     
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    what is the percentage of success in grafting the acer palmatum
     
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    Acerholic you would have photos of the process of member @zfrittz thanks for the replies
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I am sure J @zfrittz will see this and reply.
    But if not, as I know he is very busy at the moment, here is a link to look at.
    Cloning of maple cuttings in hydroponics
     
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    Thank you for your help Acerholic
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Glad it was of help.
     
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    a question can room temperature influence stake metabolism?
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    The simple answer is Yes. As in nature in Spring, the soil warms and the seeds grow.
     

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