Winter Protection for Japanese Maple
I live in zone 4 and have planted an Emperor I in my yard. I realize it is a zone 5, but I am wanting to try to winter protecting it and see if it will survive. Does anyone have any ideas that will work? Do you think if I wrap it with burlap can the burlap touch the buds or is it better to form a cage and wrap the burlap around the cage? If I mulch it heavily at the base, does the graft need to remain open? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!