Trees and Shrubs forum: Looking for Sycamore Seeds [also posted in seed]

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Name: Chad
USA (Zone 5b)
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yeah
Jun 18, 2017 7:27 AM CST
My neighborhood has a lot of new Pseudosycamore Maples [red king?] but I don't think I've ever found a real Sycamore tree. Just this year I collected a bunch of local seed from Juniper, some beautiful syrupy Fir pods, and those maples. On my street we have those twirly maples and a lot of oak, so this spring I planted some and saved a few from the pretty trees. [Still waiting on those darn acorns!-] In a few years they will all make great bonsai. I'm thinking of replacing some of the fell trees on my lot, and a sycamore would replace those very well.

yeah
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 18, 2017 9:31 AM CST
Hi yeah:

You might start off by indicating where you live/garden, since it could be anywhere in the world. By your use of terms, it seems you may be from the UK/England. Or you may be transplanted from there, and now garden somewhere else.

That same use of terms is full of local terminology in the form of common names for plants. Those names are not uniform around the world, but the Latin scientific or botanical names usually are. If you know those plant names, use them and others here can then better assist you in your seed collecting endeavors.

Providing pictures of the plants you are talking about is also a good method of "meaning what you say" - especially if you don't already know the plant's scientific name.

Example: Sycamore (here in eastern North America) means Platanus occidentalis, which is a species of Plane tree to you. When you mention Sycamore, I think you mean Acer pseudoplatanus - but you may not. Twirly maple is not a term I've heard before. Pseudosycamore Maple may be reference to Acer platanoides - 'Crimson King' is a common selection of that species. Others here might have additional interpretations.

I like seeing the pictures, especially whole plants and subsequent details of its parts. That overcomes a lot of words and mistaken meanings therein.

Plants don't lie...
John
Name: Chad
USA (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter
yeah
Jun 18, 2017 12:57 PM CST
My apologies. I'm just a new browser, long time garden keeper.

yeah
Name: Chad
USA (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter
yeah
Jun 19, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Really hoping someone sees this it's a great time for germinating here.

yeah
Name: Chad
USA (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter
yeah
Jun 22, 2017 10:12 AM CST
Bump I have seeds to trade just looking for Sycamore seeds or somewhere to find it
Name: Chad
USA (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter
yeah
Jun 24, 2017 5:54 PM CST
Hang on..! My parents told me about this tree. Is this what a Sycamore looks like? It looks young no mottled bark.


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Name: Chad
USA (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter
yeah
Jun 30, 2017 2:47 PM CST
NEVERMIND, got it.

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