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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59499

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First time trying this.

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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59501

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Nice! Hope it’s successful!

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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59533

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Awesome!
Is there a certain time of year best for air layering?
I have a pear tree in my garden I've been fancying a practise on.

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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59534

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My research showed May through June due to the ease of removing bark due to high sap flow.
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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59538

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Cool might give it a go.
Did you just use bonsai soil?
I read sphagnum moss is used quite often for air layering.

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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59540

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I used a 1:1 ratio of perlite and vermiculite. Some people use sphagnum other straight perlite. It’s hard to say what method will for for you given your region and cultivation techniques.

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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59542

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Hope this goes well! How long do you wait before you can remove from tree?

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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 5 months ago #59543

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Healthy maples typically take 4-8 weeks.
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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 1 month ago #62225

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Have you checked on this layer lately? Wondering how it went for you.

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Japanese maple air layer attempt one 1 year 1 month ago #62228

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leatherback wrote: Healthy maples typically take 4-8 weeks.

I put the plastic air layering balls on the maple out front at least late June, maybe earlier. If I cut them off now, do I put them in bonsai soil right now? Leave them in the sphagnum moss until spring? If I open the balls now the sphagnum most will all fall off, so I wave to have some plan available.

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