propagation of japanese maple - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by schockstudio
November 13, 2006
I have a 25 year old containerized japanese maple (green) that I would like to propagate. Can this be done with cuttings. It has never flowered or made any kind of seed.

Answer from NGA
November 13, 2006
Japanese maples can be propagated by cuttings in mid-summer. Take 5-6" growing tips, strip the bottom few leaves and dip the cut end in rooting hormone. Place them in a container of moistened potting soil and set them in a shady spot. Keep the soil moist but not soggy wet. They should root in 3-6 weeks.

Best wishes with your project!

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