A sturdy small tree with larger distinctive leaves resembling Acer japonicum rather than its A. shirasawanum kin. Retina burning fall colours of golds and reds. Lovely in all seasons.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Dec 2019
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: +5m? x 4m
- Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic soil
- Germination test type: cut
How to germinate Acer shirasawanum ‘palmatifolium’ seeds seeds:
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. Don’t let germinating seed freeze, dry out or migrate onto the medium 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 varmits. I prick out seedlings when dormant and grow in individual pots for first 2-3 years for best results.