A highly ornamental small tree from the Pacific NW. Rarely grows straight, but takes on the multi-stemmed arching sinuous form. Serrated lobed leaves are a nice green but fall colour varies as its more red in sunny sites and yellow in shade.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Oct 2022
- Hardiness Zone: 6-9
- Height and Width: 7m x 7m
- Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic soil
- Germination test type: cut
How to germinate Acer glabrum 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 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. Seeds may require two rounds of warm/cold stratification so be patient.