Cross pollination ?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Hayzee, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Hayzee

    Hayzee Member

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    Hi,

    I just wondered whether anyone had tried this on the forum at all. I currently have 5 cultivars of maple in flower and as an experiment I was going to wander round with a paintbrush transferring the pollen amongst them and see what happens. It is not a serious experiment more so to see if I can get some varied seedlings. Any thoughts ?

    HayZee
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What kind of maple each is would be important to this question.
     
  3. Hayzee

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    They are Japanese Maples
    Ariadne
    Sango Kaku
    Bloodgood
    Viridis
    Atropurpeum

    Many thanks

    Hayzee
     
  4. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have never done it but, why bother when they hybridize all by themselves?

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  5. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    I know that similar method is in use for the Rose, but is easy the revert ,or hybrids no longer in coltivations ...ale
     
  6. katsura

    katsura Active Member 10 Years

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    Go for it! Sounds fun. Let me know what comes up next Spring.
     

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