transplanting japanese maple

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  1. enaid

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    I have a Japanese Maple tree that is about three or four years old. It was very small when I bought it, probably grown from a cutting. It is now only about 14 ins. tall.
    I have had it in a fairly shady area but now I think the space has got too shady and it's not developed any new leaves this year. I would like to move it where it gets more dappled shade. When is the best time to move it? I would really like to move it as soon as possible as I don't think it is growing where it is and I would hate it to die as I have previously lost one and don't want to lose this one. I live in Southern Ontario, right on the lake, zone 5-6.
     
  2. maf

    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Do you mean it has not developed any leaves at all this year? If so, it must surely be dead, unfortunately.
     
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    No, it is not dead. I transplanted it and it seems to be thriving, despite the 31 degree weather!
     
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    Glad to hear that! Apologies for my earlier pessimism, I guess I misinterpreted your meaning from the original post.
     

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