The cult of Japanese Maple

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More than just giving them shade, there is a whole technique for difficult to root species called something like "banding and etiolation". In spring a branch with usable cutting wood is bagged to exclude light. After a week or two, the bag is removed, all the leaves and young bark are etiolated. At the base of where the cutting is to be taken a light proof band is attached to the stem, and the rest of the branch is returned to normal light or filtered light depending on the climate. After a the leaves have returned to a normal state, the cutting is taken, the band removed and the etiolated base is treated with hormone and the cutting is stuck. It is said to work well with Beech and other species. Never tried it.

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