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Transplanting Japanese Maple

Posted by themayocynic nv Z5 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 12, 10 at 0:08

Has anyone transplanted a Japanese Maple in the Reno area? Does it survive well? Any special tips or tricks one should be aware of?

We have a fairly mature Japanese Maple that does well where it is, but it's in an awkward location and I feel that we limit what we do with that area because of it (as in it's the only thing growing where it is). I've heard it takes awhile for them to grow (ours was here when we bought the house) and I'm worried that moving it might not go smoothly.

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RE: Transplanting Japanese Maple

I tried "unsuccessfully" for 6 years to grow the cut leaf variety in pots on my back porch. Thrived every summer, and dead every spring. Will likely cave again to try it, but have resigned myself to calling it an annual in my life.

RE: Transplanting Japanese Maple

That sucks crazy4cows, I'm sorry :\

I think we decided to keep it where it is and just build a new bed around it (yay!) but now we've noticed that it's getting mauled by the gate it's next to. If I hadn't gone to one of the nurseries to see what a japanese maple of that size would cost to replace, I might consider the transplant again. However, I think that amount could possibly bail out the economy three-times over :P

RE: Transplanting Japanese Maple

Crazy4cows, did you just leave it in the pot all winter long on the porch? That's likely what did it in. Try planting it in the ground.

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