RED CUTLEAF JAPANESE MAPLE Acer palmatum
These are rare seeds for the Red Cutleaf Japanese Maple! The leaves are delicate and intricate looking, and this is also a red form!
Red Japanese Maple trees are beautiful all-year round, with finely divided leaves, slender branching, and absolutely gorgeous red leaves all season, not just in the autumn.
In cooler climates, plants grown well in full sun or part shade. In hot climates they do well given part shade. The medium-sized tree is ideal for urban gardens, yet vividly-colored enough to stand out in a larger arrangement as well.
Height: 3-4 meters.
Location: Sun or part sun
Hardiness zones: 5-10
Seeds per pack: 3
Dermatitis: The juice, sap, or thorns of these plants may cause a skin rash or irritation. Wash the affected area of skin with soap and water as soon as possible after contact.
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.