Mar 22, · Cut a dozen or so scions. Keep them in the fridge to keep them dormant. Go buy some Green Japanese maples to graft them on to. Scion grafting is usually done in summer when the sap is flowing and the leaves have hardened off. This way you can at least keep the genetics to do something with later down the road.
Successfully Rooting Japanese Maple Cuttings (Propagation)
Japanese maple trees are most often propagated by grafting, but the adventurous gardener can try to propagate these trees via a cutting. Jul 17, · Cut about halfway up the branch to promote branching on those stems, then use sharp pruning shears for clean cuts. Jagged cuts invite bacterial infection, so make sure you avoid them at all costs. Conclusion. There are many ways to propagate a Japanese Maple. If you have the necessary tools, patience, and time, it can be done by layering or grafting.
May 28, · Leave only leaves to control transpiration 3. Use Akadama or mix of peat moss and bark/potting soil 4. Before planting, put cuttings in the water for days and dip it into a rooting hormone.