Do you think this has taken?

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  1. dicky5ash

    dicky5ash Generous Contributor

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    “Think”

    This is a cutting from a Baldsmith taken mid-summer, potted and left..buds seem to be swelling, do you think it would have died by now if it hadn’t taken?
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good afternoon R. I would say it has fully taken if this was 2023. Cuttings can and do fail even when they look like they are all OK.
    But my fingers are crossed for you. Baldsmith is a wonderful cultivar.

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    Ps I changed the title for you..
     
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  3. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    We've had a pretty mild winter this year which would be a big bonus for babying a JM cutting through the winter. Roots of first year JM cuttings are easily damaged by freezing temperatures.

    How did it look last year in the late summer or autumn?
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    With cultivars and species that are sreputed to be difficult to root from cutting, sometimes there's enough sugars (or whatever) stored in the wood so that the cutting leafs out, but then dwindles and dies because no roots have formed. But I think yours is on the good path to success. Don't mess with the (potential) roots !
     
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    Thanks @maf ..I’ve never managed to get cuttings to take previously..it was just small branch damaged whilst repotting so I thought I’d make a cutting out of it..clean cut..added some cutting/root promoter. It looked much the same in the autumn..I couldn’t see much sign of roots having developed Bach then..buds have swollen in the last few weeks
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    You mean on this specific cultivar, or on palm/amoenums in general?

    Lace-leaf maples are said to be more difficult to root as cuttings, with the exception of a few like Seiryu, so if it does root, you'll have to take extra care...
     
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    Looks promising!
     
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    Hello Alain - I meant lace leaf Jms
     
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    I planted the cutting so the Scion rested on the edge of the plastic pot..thinking this will minimise the amount of movement During the first months
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    In that case, as I said before, taking them to root - and thrive - is a real challenge (with the exception of 'Seiryu', etc.)
     
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    Even a dead maple (ringed at the bottom) will have bud swell and sometimes leaf out. If the dead individual is large enough to provide food to the leaves, it can go an entire season; I had an SK like this, it was a very pretty corpse, with small leaves that turned orange before falling off.

    So I'm not sure swelling buds is a sign of success, sorry! Particularly, 'Baldsmith' would be difficult.
     
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    Thanks for your comments ..I’ll be honest.I’ve been surprised each time I’ve gone over and looked at it..expecting a black twig!
     
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    Any updates on this - did it leaf out?
     
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    I’d like to say I have 9” healthy cutting..alas buds continued to swell it started leaving out then shrivelled up..with no sign of roots down south!!
    Amazing how it lasted so long!
     
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    Shame, it looked promising.
     
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    Long shot - I though it would perish over winter!
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, would have expected it to die earlier and be done with it...
     

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