A small under story maple from Central to Eastern North American mountain forests. Super hardy species prefers more shade in warmer zones as the leaves do look a little burned when given intense sun exposure.
- Seed Count: 12-15
- Collection Date: Oct 2017
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Height and Width: 6m x 6m
- Preferred conditions: Dappled shade; humus rich acidic soil
- Germination test type: cut
How to germinate Acer spicatum 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.