dwarf japanese maple transplant

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Marion G, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Marion G

    Marion G Member

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    We live in Dunbar and want to move and store a dwarf japanese maple for about 7-9 months. We have neighbours who will allow us to put it into their garden for the time being. How do we uproot this lovely ornamental maple and keep it safe. It's about 20 years old, about 2 feet tall with wide branches holding crimson leaves. The trunk is about 3 inches in diameter. Do these plants have a wide or deep root? What do we need to be careful about. We would appreciate any help available. Thank you. Marion.
     
  2. ckramos

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    wow 3 inch trunk 2 feet tall

    Take a bonsai class and pot it...ppl will envy you. Your neighbor will lose it and you'll never see it again. Just kidding.

    Anyway maples are shallow rooters. Be very careful about the branches, the branches are brittle. Keep the dirt that the tree grew on; apprently it likes the dirt. Since it's going to be temporary and new transplanted, plant it in the shade, no sun. After you transplant it give it some B1 or superthrive.

    Cesar
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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