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Old 07-03-2014, 09:27 PM
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It is a very pretty tree and would make a great bonsai too...
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
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Here are 2 Japanese Red Maple cuttings this morning....





The softwood cutting with pretty red lace-foliage is from my "crimson queen".... but the hardwood cutting is from an upright JRM tree at the park I live beside. Just wanted to experiment with them both and see what happens. They are both in water now but they're getting planted in soil this morning.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:04 AM
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they look very pretty like all your cuttings and look very happy
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:26 AM
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TalkingHappy Day!


I asked a really nice lady and her husband for a small cutting from their gorgeous "Fireflow" Japanese Red Maple tree and they gave me a whole branch instead!





You can see why it's called "Fireglow" because when the sun catches the leaves, they glow!





I don't think I've ever loved a tree more!







The branch is in water right now but I'm going to make as many cuttings as I can from it and plant them in soil-less medium. Of course they'll be covered until rooting.





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Old 07-06-2014, 10:31 AM
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good now you will have lots of little red maple trees and it is good that they even knew which one it was
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:24 AM
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I've got even more cuttings now!!!


One of my girlfriends brought me 2 "Glowing Ember" Japanese Red Maple cuttings from her mom's tree in St. Thomas this weekend....





Going to walmart today to purchase a glass vase to keep these pretty cuttings under, until rooting. They're in water now but they'll get planted later today. This is too exciting, to have all these different types of JRM cuttings to experiment with. I'm tickled.


I can't get over the apple red coloring on them....different from my Fireglow cuttings.






Hopefully, with all these cuttings I now have, I can get some to root for me.
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Thumbs upCuttings!


It's a dark rainy day here so the picture isn't that great but here are my two "glowing ember" JRM cuttings in a "greenhouse" pot to encourage them to root.


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Old 07-07-2014, 03:02 PM
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okay they very pretty tucked in their own little house they look really good in their little house
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:08 PM
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Japanese Red Maple cuttings can take up to 8 weeks to root so they may be in their little house for awhile!
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:11 PM
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that is okay you can watch them for 8 weeks and see how they do
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:47 PM
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And even when they do root, you can't just whip the covers off for good. They will die.


They have to be weaned off, gradually.


Airing them every single day, for longer and longer amounts of time, will make the adjustment easier and quicker when the covers eventually come off for good.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:04 PM
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Thumbs upsomething very cool is happening!


This is a shot I took tonight of a 3 week old woody Red Maple cutting that's starting to grow green buds at the top and on the side, as you can see in my picture...





What's amazing is that this woody stick cutting is in a glass of water and only started to develop those green buds when I placed the jar of water on my heat mat, under my fluorescent light!


I was just goofing around with it because it's only a regular red maple....not a Japanese Red Maple. Nonetheless, I didn't really expect it to do too much in water but I wanted to experiment and see for sure. I'm shocked it's growing leaf buds. Wonder if roots will come soon now that the water is constantly warm from the heat mat.


I'll keep you posted. Especially if those buds burst open and leaves start growing!
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:09 PM
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yes it looks like it is going to make it it looks very happy when it has the green buds coming in a glass of water
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:13 PM
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Yes, in water!


I'm wondering why the buds are green though. I would've thought they would be red.


Oh well, I'm not complaining. Seeing buds at all is amazing! Must be the constant warm water temperature.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:44 PM
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Funny how the cutting I care least about, is doing something, but the others I really want to see some action with, are just sitting quietly.


Ain't that always the way!

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