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Red Maple Tree (Acer Rubrum) 20 seeds | Bonsai | Same Day Dispatch

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Please find for sale 20 fresh Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) seeds. It may also be known as "swamp maple", "water maple" or "soft maple". Totally hardy, the Red Maple makes an unusual and stunning centre piece to any garden - its fantastic autumn colour. The leaves emerge bright green in spring and turn delightful shades of gold, red, scarlet and crimson in autumn. The more acidic the soil, the more intense the autumn colours will be. Alternatively, Red Maple is rightly popular the world over as a superb bonsai specimen

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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 a moist but not wet compost mix - ideally a mix of  50% ericaceous compost, 50% vermiculite (which I sell in the Accessories section of my eBay shop) 
  • 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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