This graceful maple is a lovely addition to any landscape. Its reddish pink colour of the spring growth lasts for a month before taking on greenish hues (thus a bronze) for the summer. Intense retina burning red fall colour. Perhaps the foundation species for many of the red Japanese maples in cultivation.
- Seed Count:15-20
- Collection Date: Oct. 2017
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: 5m x 7m
- Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic soil
- Germination test type: cut
How to germinate Acer palmatum seed:
Sow thinly at 6 mm deep in a sandy peat layer; tamp firm. Cold stratify for 60-120 days. Keep moist. Add a thin layer of fine mulch to anchor seed down. Don’t let germinating seed freeze, dry out or migrate onto the surface as this is fatal. After cold stratification period is over, expose to spring conditions to promote germination. Good indirect light is best for seedlings. Protect seed/seedlings from rodents. I prick out seedlings when dormant and grow in individual pots for first 2-3 years for best results.