HELP!! Trunk Chop & Re-pot At Same Time? Will it kill it

ryan.bJanuary 16, 2007

Hi, I have a nursery stock Japanese Maple with about a 2 inch thick trunk, I was going to chop the trunk back to about 6-7 inches next spring. would it be ok to re-pot it at the same time, maybe in a larger pot first with to minimize the root pruning. What are your thougy & what is the best aproach to take. Will doing both at once Stress the plant out to much.



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rjj1(Norman OK Zone7)

Hi Ryan

Not sure I would do both at the same time, but that's just me. Is this a grafted tree? Grafts on JM tend to be higher than that, so you might not end up with the same variety you started with.


    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 8:24AM
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I assume it will be outside and dormant during your winter.

The best time to chop back a tree is mid-winter. As spring approaches, adventitious buds will develop and you will have good regrowth. If you wait until spring to chop, regrowth will be slower. There's no harm in root-pruning and repotting in the following spring; in fact, it's the perfect time.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bonsai

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 12:30PM
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