hey guys I'm pretty new to all this stuff.
anyways ive been interested in japanese maples for quite some time and coincidentally found some on the campus of my school. then while I was looking around, I noticed tons of seedlings. so I decided one day to go and take some for myself. I just kind of plucked them from the ground making sure to keep the roots in tact. from what I saw there was a lot of root left. then I got home and placed them into individual pots. the only thing is that I'm having a real hard time keeping these things alive. ive read that I have to keep them in a shady place so thats what ive done and just watering enough to keep the soil moist.
any advice as to how to keep these things alive would be helpful. I just want to grow one of these things into a full sized tree