Propagating miniature Japanese maple trees

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Propagating miniature Japanese maple trees

Post by Aldrich » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:42 am

Morning Sir / Madam
I,for sentimental reasons would love to propagate a. Miniature Japanses maple from my Deseased parents home, for planting at my home. I live in South Africa. Please can someone give me some guidance. I have never done this before. Their maple is over 40 yrs old and stands Aprox 3 foot high and i would hate to attempt to transplant it in the event i destroy it. My email address is

Thanking you


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Re: Propagating miniature Japanese maple trees

Post by lorijones » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:53 am

You are correct that you cannot safely transplant this mature tree. The best way to propagate Japanese maples is by seed or by grafting. However, if this Japanese maple is itself a grafted tree, if you propagate by seed, the tree you get will probably not be the same as the parent tree.

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