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Re: How to sprout Red Japaneese Maple seeds

Re: How to sprout Red Japaneese Maple seeds
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: May 22, 2007 13:43

Firstly, don't necessarily expect to get the same tree from your seed. There are many cultivated varieties (cultivars) of Japanese maple and most do not come true from seed. That said, very often you do get an attractive plant.

The advice is generally to start the process by softening the seeds' outer casing by soaking in warm or even hot water for a couple of days. The seeds should then be put in moist peat or similar and refigerated for 2 - 3 months to mimic winter. That's refigerated, not frozen.

Following that allow the seeds to warm up slowly in the peat and you just may get some germinating. Japanese maple are notorious for sporadic germination, so there are no guarentees.

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