How to start Japanese Maple seeds?

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How to start Japanese Maple seeds?

How to start Japanese Maple seeds?

I have seeds that came from a tree that I bought. It drops many seeds this time I collected into baggies and want to try and start them. Any tricks on how to get baby trees?

from Admin-1090 3 years 46 weeks ago
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My mother has a beautiful Japanese maple in her front yard, so when I saw your question, I decided to do a little research. From what I can tell, the best seeds to use are those that are taken from the tree directly, not allowed to fall. About three months before planting season, you want to "start" them in a Styrofoam cup, covering them with hot water for 24 hours, then draining off the water. Then, place seeds in a bag with light potting soil or peat, poke a few holes so air can circulate, and leave the bag in the fridge for about 100 days. After that time, you should be around your target planting date. Sow them in a bed of well-drained topsoil or potting soil, within about a thumb's width of soil. Water them, then wait for the soil to dry before watering again to avoid rot. Make sure there is at least some shade around the spot you've chosen. And good luck!
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Hi, try reading this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_palmatum - I think it has all the answers to your needs.
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I'd love to start growing minitures trees, it would be a nice little hobby

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