Handsome red leafed maple adds grace to any landscape. In Autumn, the red hue intensifies providing an incredible month long display before leaf drop. Leaves are more greenish when grown in shade. Seed is from various red leafed cultivars and resulting seedlings will vary in leaf form.
- Seed Count: 15-20
- Collection Date: Oct 2018
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: 7m x 4m
- Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic moist soil
- Germination test type: cut
How to germinate Japanese maple 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. I prick out seedlings when dormant and grow in individual pots for first 2-3 years for best results.