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I have a small Japanese Acer in a pot. The new shoots from the bottom are green and not red. Why is this please?
Many thanks.



When you say from the bottom, do you mean they're arising from the roots under the compost, or actually growing off the mainstem of the plant above ground?

9 Jul, 2011


There is one from the main stem above ground, and, there is one from under the compost.

9 Jul, 2011


Your Acer has been grafted and these green shoots are coming up from below the graft. You'll need to cut them off and remove any others that appear.

9 Jul, 2011


Thanks very much for your help.

10 Jul, 2011

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