This weeping lace-leaf form rarely grows taller than 2m with a 2-4m spread. Most take on a densely branched mounded form perfect adds grace to any garden from bonsai to large estates. Seeds are harvested from a collection of weeping Japanese maples of green, bicoloured and red dissected leafed forms.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Sept 2021
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width: 1m x 2-3m
- Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic soil
- Germination test type: cut
- Family: Sapindaceae
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.