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Paper Bark Maple (Acer Griseum) 20+ seeds | Bonsai

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Please find for sale 20+ fresh Acer Griseum seeds, better known as Paper Bark Maple or Blood Bark Maple. 

PLEASE NOTE: All orders received before 8pm (Mon-Fri) will be dispatched same day

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Totally hardy, the Paper Bark makes an unusual and stunning centre piece to any garden - its fantastic autumn colour. and is named from its red/brown coloured, peeling bark - translucent sections of the paper-thin, peeling bark curl ornately whilst still attached to the tree, giving year-round interest but especially in winter.


Germination Guide


Maple seeds benefit from cold stratification. Stratification is a process of simulating natural conditions that the seeds must experience before germination can occur (if a seed germinates in the middle of winter it will die). In the wild, seed dormancy is usually overcome by the seed spending time in the ground through a winter period and having its hard seed coat softened up by frost and weathering action. This cold, moist period triggers the seed's embryo; its growth and subsequent expansion eventually break through the softened seed coat in its search for sun and nutrients.

  • Sow at any time of the year. 
  • Soak seeds for 24 hours in water which starts off hand hot.  
  • Sow very thinly in small tray or small pot of moist, peat based seed compost, lightly cover with compost and seal inside a polythene bag.  
  • Place in a cold place for 6 weeks.  In winter then can be just left in a shady spot in the garden or a cold shed. Alternatively, in the bottom of the fridge
  • Return indoor and germination should take place in a few weeks at 18-21C.  
  • Ensure compost does not dry out - best to place  inside a water tight tray and water from the bottom. 
  • Germination can be erratic - prick out the seedlings when they become large enough to handle minimising disturbance of the rest of the compost.


Tip! Generally for maples the more acidic the soil, the more spectacular the autumn display.

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