Native Region: Japan
Zone Range: 5-8
Preferred Climate: Semi sun; deep well draining evenly moist soil.
Harvest Date: Tuesday 13 November, 2012
Seed count: 12-15
Broad circular green leaves with up to 9 tapered tips. Looks very much like our native Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) in leaf and artistic or undulating branch form.
Will be offered until it starts germinating then you'll see it in our bareroot section the following year! Over 90% germination cut rate. About 5% of the seed bear twin embryos so two seedlings emerge from one seed.
Seed kept in cool moist sand until ready to ship. Soak seed in tepid water 12-24 hours. Sow 6 mm deep; tamp soil. Cold stratify for 60-120 days. Expose seed to spring conditions to promote germination. Exposure to direct light not critical. Protect seed/seedlings from varmits. I prick out seedlings when dormant and grow in pots for first 2-3 years.