Japanese Maple Grafting DVD, three people get it free!
Discover how to grow beautiful Japanese maples like this at home!
Grafting your own Japanese maple trees really isn’t difficult to do once you know how. The actual act of grafting is easy, but there are a lot of little things that determine how successful you are in your efforts. Things like timing, temperature, how warm should the root stock be, how warm should the scion wood be, what time of the year is ideal for grafting etc.
Japanese maples are one of the most desired and intriguing plants in the plant kingdom. For us to be able to reproduce these beautiful creatures at will is pretty exciting.
In order to graft a Japanese maple tree the first thing you need are one or more seedlings that you can graft onto. The seedling that you use has to be in the same Japanese maple family as the desired variety that you are trying to create. Most Japanese maples are in the acer Palmatum family. Acer meaning a maple tree, Palmatum being a specific kind of Japanese maple.
Japanese maples, or even Japanese red maples are quite easy to grow from seed. I am producing a new “How to DVD” in which I will not only teach you exactly how to grow Japanese maples from seed, but I will show you all the tricks to successfully graft these beautiful plants.
Grafting is a winter sport. Typically grafting is done in January and February. The seedling is stored outside where it is cold, then two to three weeks before you start grafting the seedling is move indoors where it is nice and warm, around 70 degrees. It takes 10 to 14 days for the dormant rootstock (seedling) to come out of dormancy. Once the rootstock starts to break dormancy, that’s the ideal time to make your graft.
The scion, which is just a fancy name for a cutting, is left outside, still attached to the tree from which it is going to be removed right up until the day that you are going to graft. In other words, on the day that you make your graft, you want the rootstock just coming out of dormancy, but the scion still very much dormant.
Sound confusing? I know it sounds that way, but it really is much simpler than that which is why we are making a DVD about this process
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