CAN NORTH AMERICAN MAPLE TREE BE USED AS ROOTSTOCK FOR CRAPE MYRTLE TREE

Asked August 22, 2020, 7:58 AM EDT

CAN NORTH AMERICAN MAPLE TREE BE USED AS ROOTSTOCK FOR CRAPE MYRTLE TREE

Williamson County Tennessee

1 Response

No, it cannot be used. Rootstocks must be very closely related to the scion that's being grafted onto them.

Probably more information than you want on this topic can be found here: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/grafting-and-budding-nursery-crop-plants

If you're wanting to make a copy of a crape myrtle, the cuttings are pretty easy to root. As soon as the new growth snaps like a green bean, these softwood cuttings should root rather well for you.

Hope this helps.