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dividing an acer?


 
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 2:01 pm    Post subject: dividing an acer? Reply with quote

Could you make two from one acer by dividing the root. What determines if you can do this with a plant.

It is a small one, think acer palamatum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_palmatum
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never heard of a way of dividing a tree......herbaceous perennials maybe but not trees ! I'll be interested to see what replies you get.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not possible only herbaceous plants can be divided,
I know you can get off sets from bulbs and divided some shrubs but not trees because of their growth habit, too lazy to explain google what is a tree. for more info
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did this by accident with a birch seedling. i tried to lift it (it was in the wrong place), and managed to tear the rootball in half. i now have two birches. must remember to take a photo of them later to post here.
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that hard to believe lets have a pic
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
i did this by accident with a birch seedling. i tried to lift it (it was in the wrong place), and managed to tear the rootball in half. i now have two birches. must remember to take a photo of them later to post here.
do take the photo please. Why would not each half of the rootball not grow as it seems to have in your situation. My acer is not a seedling. About a foot tall and the pot it is in maybe two inches square. I will check tomorrow if I remember
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