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Graft failure

Graft failure

One of my Japanese maples has died, however the rootstock which is very pretty, has sprouted. If I plant it out, is it likely to be very vigorous? Laura Mombrun, Cabinteely, Co Dublin Posted: 03/05/2017

The graft failed and the rootstock takes over. It is the type species Acer palmatum but it is individual because seedlings are used as rootstocks, and it is a pretty form. 

It looks fairly vigorous and could be expected to make a small tree of four or five metres or so in twenty years, maybe more. 



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