New growth on 1-yr graft

Discussion in 'Maples' started by MtnGato, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. MtnGato

    MtnGato Active Member

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    At the risk of asking a "newbie" question ... I have a few 1-year grafts I've purchased recently that are budding out at along the scion. Do I rub those off, to direct growth to the graft, or leave them for a year, to provide support for root growth?
     
  2. Dale B.

    Dale B. Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    You are right to rub off any new growth below the graft. Sometimes you even have to watch new growth right at the graft. New growth coming from the rootstock will take over the grafted maple if left to grow.
     
  3. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    watching graft unions

    "watch new growth right at the graft". I do it all the time, looking for chimeras. So far...nothing.
     

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