UBC Botanical Garden Forums  

» UBC Botanical Garden


Go Back   UBC Botanical Garden Forums > HortForum

HortForum For gardening and plant questions not covered by any other open forums below.
Unsure where to ask your question? Ask it here!

Post New ThreadReply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old June 29th, 2004, 09:02 PM
Catastini Catastini is offline
Registered (1-2 posts)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Olympia, WA USA
Posts: 1
Grafting Acer Palmatum

I am new to this. I would like to graft some fancy maples onto a root stock.
What root-stock do I choose? How old has the root stock to be, before I can graft?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 24th, 2004, 01:05 PM
HortLine's Avatar
HortLine HortLine is offline
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research Friends of the Garden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 354
Acer

A good site with many details on the grafting process can be found at: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/grafting.html

Use a spliced side-veneer graft in winter just before bud break or in mid to late summer. Moderate success may be achieved if the scion and rootstock are from the same genus (i.e. Acer), usually the same species. Acer palmatum often has viable seeds if you were mearly interested in propagation.
It is easier if the rootstock is thicker then the scion. Two-year-old, seed-raised stocks are most often used. Be sure that the rootstock is not rootbound in it's pot, and that it does have a healthy root system.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Post New ThreadReply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Acer palmatum Cutting propagation ? michelle Maples 67 October 9th, 2011 04:37 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2001-2011, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research