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Can Japanese Maples be propagated?

 
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My dog broke the main branch of a beautiful red branch Japenese Maple tree. I put it in the ground with planting soil, but am wondering if I should put root hormone in water to try to get it to form roots, or will it do it on its own in the ground?
 
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Ive tried sticking it in the ground and in a glass of water and also grafting. Nothing so far worked. Id like to know myself the seeds of my red maple are mixed with a green native variety and have ugly leaves.
 
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Sadly, no, it will not root.  Maples grow from seed, not cuttings.

Bad dog.
 
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Tatiana Lahojo wrote:My dog broke the main branch of a beautiful red branch Japenese Maple tree. I put it in the ground with planting soil, but am wondering if I should put root hormone in water to try to get it to form roots, or will it do it on its own in the ground?



The only way to propagate Maples is air layering, this requires that the branch still be attached to the parent tree until the roots have formed and the branch is ready for release and planting.

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Not sure about Japanese maples but some maples will root through cuttings. The PNW native vine maple (Acer circinatum) easily grows from cuttings. In the fall I accidently cut a branch off one that I have growing along my fence line while trying to remove some overgrown blackberries. I just stuck it in the ground and walked away - now it has fresh shoots and is getting ready to leaf out. Reading other sites and this seems common for vine maples. Potentially vine maple is the exception to the rule but it might also indicate that other maples would also be able to root from cuttings.
 
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