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    Small collected maple

    Last week I collected a 2? year old japanese maple and I was wondering how long before I can tell if it will pull through? The weather has been cool and raining for almost 2 weeks. I got a ball about 6 inches wide and it was packed with small feeder roots. The leaves havnt showed any signs of...
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    need help - maple chlorotic leaves, epsom salt concentration?

    I'm thinking PH lockout. Just my $.02
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    Ground grown chinese elm

    I have a chinese elm that's screwed to a piece of plywood and I was wondering if I could lift the tree and trim the roots every year? Or would it be best to give it 2 years?
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    Acer Palmatum Shindeshojo - Aphids

    I was going to say to look for the caterpillar, because those black dots are their poop.
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    Best Japanese Maple for Hot, Dry Climate

    I just gotta ask, what is your idea of hot? 95? 105? 110? As someone mentioned, smoke being in Fresno he easily gets 105, and maybe a few 110 days. I'm about an hour south of smoke, and I too get 105+ days. There are tons of JM around here. Some are even in direct sunlight all day long.
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    Japanese maple from seed

    They're coming along nicely! Did you plant your seeds all at once? If so are they coming in one by one? I planted about 50 seeds and about 45 of them sprouted within a week of each other. I might have had 1 or 2 that were delayed.
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    Mugo roots not happy at all

    It drains very well
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    Mugo roots not happy at all

    There's several mugo's here in town that get full sun all day, so with good attention it should be okay. I will be putting white plastic around the pot so the roots won't burn before it gets a repot.
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    Mugo roots not happy at all

    The other day I decided to slip my tiny mug out of the original pot to get a glimpse of the roots, to my surprise i only seen a handful of live roots on the perimeter. The top half seems to be chugging along with no obvious signs of poor health. Health wise what are your thoughts on this guy?
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    I finally think I found a front I like.

    What's your watering schedule like in the summer?
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    Weirdest grafts possible

    I've got ADHD so it allows me to focus on only 15 things at once haha
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    Weirdest grafts possible

    I've seen a privet melded to a chinese elm, so it can happen in the wild for sure. My ultimate goal is to graft a cannabis plant to a mature root stock. Now that 420 is legal in california, I want to try an old theory of mine. One day ill figure it out. I might need to use a 3rd species as a...
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    Weirdest grafts possible

    How distant of relatives can be grafted? Lets say I want to graft a hops vine onto a hackberry, to utilize an already established root system. Would a graft take? They are both Cannabaceae. I assume a thread graft with a seedling would be easiest.
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    Went for the seeds, and got seedlings

    Finally after 3 years I apparently collected some good seeds. My previous attempts must have been with seeds that were collected too soon. These seeds were collected in November after the leafs had fallen off. 2 of the collected seedlings are working on their 4th set of leafs and the...
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    How long before trident maple produces seeds?

    Fruiting trees produce sooner if they are pot bound. It tricks the plant into thinking it is mature. You might have pushed it back a few years by putting it into the ground?
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