can I use a large leaf maple for root stock?

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  1. cagreene

    cagreene Active Member

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    I have been using the bonsai methods to shape my tree collection over the years, but have yet to use any of the JM trees in my collection. I have a huge large leaf maple in my yard which drops seeds in the thousands each year, so many germinate that if i don't pull them every year, my yard would be a forest in no time. these trees grow so fast, are bug resistant, and will grow in almost any conditions. Can I use this type of maple as root stock for grafting? as it would be nice to be able to use these little trees instead of pulling them all. thank you for any help
     
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    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Unfortunately you cannot use other maples species as understock for JMs. Must be from the same genetic family.
     
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    oh well, just a thought as there are so darn many of them!! thank you for your quick reply.
     

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