Overwintering bare root Japanese Maples

Rich_Miller(6A)December 28, 2012

Hi guys,
I have the opportunity to obtain a few Japanese Maple seedlings which are two years old.

They will be shipped to me bare root.

I intend to plant them in small pots and over winter them in my basement which is a steady 50 deg. or so.
When planting, should I use a rooting hormone?

They will be put out in the yard in the Spring.

Thanks for any help.

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joeschmoe80(6 (Ohio))

Got a spare fridge? If I were you, I'd keep them in moist vermiculite or sawdust, and stick them in the refrigerator at about 35 to 40 degrees.

Fifty degrees is pushing it, they might start breaking dormancy at that temperature.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 11:29PM
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Thanks for the response...that sounds like a better option.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 4:58AM
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