Arkansas native Larry Morphew presents an informative session on Japanese maples and grafting techniques. Most Japanese maples sold commercially have been grafted. Grafting is a very old method of reproducing plants, especially those that are difficult to grow from seed and cuttings. Japanese maple falls into this category. Growing Japanese maple cultivars from seed is difficult, since the tree’s flowers openly pollinate, this means that they accept pollen from most other maples in the area. Given this, you can never be certain that the resulting seedling will have the same looks and qualities as the desired cultivar.

Following the presentation, Larry will assist participants with producing their very own grafted specimens. Rootstock, scion (plant with the desired characteristics), and grafting tools are provided.

$35 Members | $50 Non-Members | Limited Seating | Advance Reservations Required| Register online or call 800-366-4664