2nd October 2019


Can I grow a Japanese maple from a cutting?

The Japanese maple should be rooted in soil. Here are instructions for growing Japanese maples for your yard from either cuttings or seeds. If you root a cutting, it will look like the parent tree. However, if you grow from seed, the tree may be a little different.

Also, how fast do Japanese red maple trees grow?

Some trees are slow growers (20-30 years to reach full size) and some are fast (10-15 years). Red maple (Acer rubrum) is a moderately fast grower; given good growing conditions, it should put on 1-2 feet of growth per year once established.

Can you clone a tree?

Cloning a tree requires wood — that is, branch cuttings. For best results you want healthy wood from the previous season — so at least 1 year old. The green wood near the branch tips may not root properly. This means you may need entire branches 36" long or more if you're taking cuttings late in the season.
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