Japanese Maple Seed Starting - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Eric Rowe
Albuquerque, NM
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Question by eric_rowe
May 28, 2001
I would like to start a Japanese maple from seed. What do I need to do to get it to germinate into a healthy tree?

Answer from NGA
May 28, 2001
Seeds should be collected in the fall and stratified to break dormancy, then seedlings should be planted outdoors the following spring. Maple seeds need a warm, moist period, followed by a cold period. After harvesting, keep seeds at 68F to 86F in moistend potting soil, then refrigerate for 90-180 days. The seeds can then be planted outdoors (1/4 to 1 inch deep) in prepared soil. Good luck with your new trees!

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