Going Under the Knife

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Kaitain4, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I repotted a palmatum about two weeks ago because it was in a well-protected area of my garden and benefited from a few hotter days; I cut some of the roots, put them in a pot, sealed the top with wax and left them in my garage for a few days.
    I also have an acer shirawasanum that leafs out later so I tried to graft a branch tip directly to the root.
    I don't think it will work, but I put the grafted plant under a cold frame. The buds are swelling just like the ones on the tree the scion comes from, but again, i doubt it will work.
    Has anyone tried this kind of graft?
     
  2. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Alan,

    I've never heard of grafting directly to roots. I know some people can graft really CLOSE to the roots so you can hardly see the graft union, but I'm not that good yet! Let us know how it goes, and post pics if you can.
     
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    Hay Hi Alen interested in what hapens also interested in that plant or a larger one is it for sale MAC
     
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    Hi, have you a grafting tutorial that explain how to graft an acer, type, period , ....
     
  5. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Failed.

    I'll read your posts again and try a more conventional method next year.
     

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