Can you thread graft roots this late in the year when the scion is leafed out? In my head I just think that all the leafs on the scion are going to get trimmed in order to push through the hole. So will the scion die or will it produce buds somewhere? From what I can tell, most of the buds have already produced leaves. In other words, I can’t necessarily tell that there are areas where buds will develop but perhaps I don’t know what I’m looking at?
I have a trident maple I’ve been meaning to thread graft. I ordered scions that were too big. I reordered smaller ones and now all scions are leafed out. I wanted to thread graft to add roots.
I’d REALLY like to graft this year rather than waiting another year. It’s due for a repot and otherwise I’d have six scions sitting around needing water all summer and they’d be too big next year anyways.
Thanks in advance!