Has anyone successfully grafted several different maples variety onto 1 main tree?

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  1. vbx

    vbx Active Member

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    I've seen this done on Fruit trees, but has anyone ever done it with Japanese Maples? Would love to try and graft different colored varieties onto a bloodgood if possible.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good evening A, I have seen one sold last year at a garden centre, but for the life of me I cannot remember what it was called. So yes maples have had different scions from different trees grafted to one rootstock.
     
  3. kbguess

    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Certainly possible. I have chip budded cultivars onto a larger maple tree to ¨hold¨ until I had more rootstock.
    Be interesting to see what you can create
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Sounds to me like an abomination. Just because something CAN be done, doesn't meant that it SHOULD be done.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I have to agree with you there Margot, the one I saw I didn't really like.
     
  6. vbx

    vbx Active Member

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    lol
     
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    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Now I feel a challenged LOL. I will start building my monster this summer...
     
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    dicky5ash Rising Contributor

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    Not my cup of tea either..but love is in the eye of the beholder...

    Rather than creating Frankenstein’s monster you could pot two complementary cultivars up in a suitably shaped and sized pot. I once potted up a green viridis with a red crimson queen and it looked very effective..until the viridis suddenly croaked it one winter!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Just thought I would add A, that although it's not for me, I didn't want to put you off in any way. You never know, you might create something amazing.
     
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    kbguess Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Chip bud of Tsuma beni leafing out. On my seed grown shira

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