Question by  Deepthi (21)

What should I know about transplanting a Japanese maple?

Someone offered to give me on but I don't know how to transplant it.


Answer by  warren37676 (57)

Take some of their soil from near the tree and mix it into your soil, along with a rooting hormone. Moisten the soil and let it sit for a couple weeks. Do not disturb the roots when transplanting. plant the tree at the same height it was planted at before.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Best to transplant in the fall, when digging the hole allow at least 9" diameter for every inch diameter of the tree. Water well and apply mulch around tree.


Answer by  bovineovine (112)

First, make sure it is in indirect sunlight. Not direct. Eastern or western is a good exposure. Do not plant in a Southern exposure. Dig a hole about 2 times the size of the container it comes in and plant. Never touch the roots. Pat not pack the soil. Water.


Answer by  worker4311 (77)

A mature Japanese maple has a 50/50 chance of surviving a transplant. Transplant in the fall when the weather is cooling. Leave as much root as possible.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Maple trees are pretty much all the same no matter what kind they are. You can just plant them in well drained soil and sun keep them watered and watch them grow other than that there is really no special things that you have to do with them they are pretty hardy.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Japanese maples should only be transplanted during their dormant period to avoid to much shock to their system. Transplant it in the late fall or early winter so that it has plenty of time to get used to its new surroundings before the next growing season. Keep the roots moist, but not wet.


Answer by  amtcura66 (1340)

You should definitely know how to transplant the tree. If you don't know how, then you should find out if you want the tree at all. Not all trees in Japan are sudowoodos so just watering it and hoping it will move to your house will probably not work int his situation.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Just like any maple. All you need to do is dig the hole and make sure it's deep enough to cover the entire root base set it in and water it well.


Answer by  sanesh (86)

It is not,inadvisable to move it if the soil is frozen, but other than that the majority of the dormant season is a fine time. I'm not sure about the root pruning , but when you do move a top pruning might be, help decrease the water needs for later in the summer

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