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Acer palmatum

Hello I went to Wisley on Sunday the trees were amazing , i came home with an Acer palmatum which was very expensive.  I want to take some cuttings from it. Also my neighbour has some deep red ones which I have permission to take cuttings from too. Has anyone any idea how to do it please. Thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,288

    Not done it myself with acers, but the RHS recommends taking softwood cuttings in the spring.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • arneilarneil Northern Ireland Posts: 275

    I think they are a bit hard to take cuttings from , but I have a nice brilliant red show from mine at the moment and would love to try

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,323

    saw an article on GW, I think, and they graft theirs. Might explain whey they're so pricey although  I bought 2 for £3 each at Waitrose last year as the leaves were falling.

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