Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamuke yama'
That's a great job. I have had difficulty grafting MS without at least one of the stems swelling, even more so in dwarf stock/cultivars. I was hoping you might be able to answer a few questions I had, from a practical perspective?
I was wondering if you could tell me the parent root stock you used? What was the graft age vs. root stock age? I would guess this is a 6-9 year tree? Is the growth rate faster on MS than single stem grafts?
What was the age at last transplant, and what root pruning method did you use ( if any ) prior to transplant?I also noticed that there is almost no sign of crossed branching or visible wear damage on the bark. How much time did you spend on pruning?
Sorry about all the questions, but I have 50 grafted single main-stem cultivars, ranging from 1 to 4 years.
There are very few farms in this area ( mid-west really ), that grow Acer p. dissectum, Pieris japonicum or Kalmia latifolia. I prefer stock grown in local conditions, especially specimen plantings, and was hoping you might give me a few tips when it comes to grafting and rootstock preferences for any of the above.
Is 'Tamuke yama' one word or two?