Rooting a "Crimson Queen" Japanese Maple, from broken branch - Knowledgebase Question

Salem, OR
Question by mrsybar
June 5, 2006
A large branch, (from my small Japanese Maple) broke off due to weight, and I was wondering if you can make that piece make roota and pot in new soil to make a new tree....?

Answer from NGA
June 5, 2006


You probably won't have succes in rooting a large branch, but you may be able to cut the tip off (4-6"), strip the lower leaves, dip the cut end in rooting hormone and set it in some moistened potting soil. With any luck, it will develop roots. Best wishes!

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