Propagate red Japanese maple trees by taking softwood stem cuttings in.
Sep 21, Strip off any leaves from your cutting using a pair of sharp shears or by gently bending the stems back until they break Soak the cut end of the scion in warm water for 20 minutes. Nov 20, In the spring, just before the buds come out, you can take cuttings to propagate the maple tree.
Sep 21, Propagate red Japanese maple trees by taking softwood stem cuttings in late spring or semi-hardwood stem cuttings in midsummer. Cut a 6- to 8-inch new growth stem section from the Japanese maple tree with a sharp knife. Softwood and semi-hardwood stems propagate. Nov 28, Place rooting hormone in a clear, plastic bag. Use a penknife to make two 1-inch long vertical cuts on opposite sides of each cutting's bottom end.
Moisten the bottom end of each cutting.