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When to pick Japanese Laceleaf Maple seed pods

Posted by vlgee 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 9, 10 at 20:45


I have a laceleaf jaanese male I would like to try to start from seeds. I know the odds are minimum, but I'd like to give it a shot.

My leaves are bright red now, and the pods are a variegated red/yellow. Should I harvest them now, or wait longer?

Thanks so much,

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RE: When to pick Japanese Laceleaf Maple seed pods

I don't have any experience with Japanese maples but common sense would say to wait until the maple itself decides its seeds are ripe. i.e. when they start to fall naturally. I have grown other trees from seed which I have just collected up off the ground. Why make things harder?

RE: When to pick Japanese Laceleaf Maple seed pods

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 10, 10 at 11:35

When the 'wings' on the seed begin to turn tan, but before they have become completely brown and woody, is ideal time for collecting the seeds of acer palmatum/Japanese maple. That's late summer into early Fall here.

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