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500 mixed JAPANESE MAPLE fresh seeds 100 x 5 trees ACER PALMATUM bonsai tree B
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Many seeds now germinating : Fresh seeds are best
Collected in autumn 2011 from mature
Japanese Maples
Special selection for variety of leaf shapes and colours
Pre-stratified seeds : ready to plant : instructions included

fresh seeds from each of 5 Acer palmatum trees:
  • 100 fresh seeds from each of 2 Acer palmatum Atropurpureum trees
    (parent trees have medium-sized, reddish-purple coloured leaves)
  • 100 fresh seeds from each of 2 Acer palmatum Amoenum trees
    (parent trees have larger green leaves that turn red in Autumn)

  • 100 fresh seeds from 1 Acer palmatum Matsumurae tree
    (the parent tree has medium-sized, deeply divided, reddish-purple,
    saw-tooth-edged leaves that turn bright red in Autumn)
In this selection, the 5 different types of seeds are each in a separate plastic bag,
labelled appropriately. I have just two sets of this selection left. One for the winning
bidder, along with some extra seeds* (to keep things in proportion). The other set
be offered as a Second Chance Offer to the second highest bidder. The postage
(shipping) cost is quite high because these seeds will have to be sent in a box to
protect those that have already germinated. Also, Royal Mail prices increase on 30/4.
* 50 mixed Japanese Maple seeds : 5 x10 trees as described in Item Number 300701847503

The photos show some of the types of trees that I collected these seeds from, as
well as the range of colour and form that their leaves can display. Also shown are
a few of the young maples that I have grown from seed
in recent years.

Many seeds now germinating : Fresh seeds are best

Acers can be trained as bonsai, cultivated in containers, or grown as garden
shrubs/trees (depending on the characteristics of the particular tree).
They prefer
slightly acidic sandy loam that retains moisture, but is well-drained.

Acer palmatum seeds apparently lose viability if allowed to dry out, so I supply them
in plastic bags (with moist Vermiculite). I always try to give 20% more seeds than the
stated number, so why buy just 5 seeds elsewhere at silly prices?

These seeds have been kept out-of-doors all winter (in containers), and are ready to
be planted in trays now. I include helpful tips on growing maple seeds, but for more info
please see the definitive book on the subject:

Japanese maples: Momiji and Kaede by J.D. Vertrees and Peter Gregory
(Google books ~ p82 onwards)

Japanese Maple seedlings usually have similar characteristics to the parent plant,
but they do not necessarily come 100% true. This can only be totally guaranteed
by vegetative propagation methods such as cuttings, air-layering and grafting.

However, the potential variety of colour and form is sought after by many growers.

I have had the pleasure of growing some really beautiful seedlings. This selection
should provide a good variety of young trees, given time and some patience.

Many seeds now germinating : Fresh seeds are best

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