Japanese maple Latin name acer japonicum 22tc and bright red ripening seed pods in spring in Italy by Ruth Swan

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Japanese maple Latin name acer japonicum 22tc and bright red ripening seed pods in spring in Italy by Ruth Swan

By Liz Baessler Japanese maples have a well-deserved place in the hearts of many gardeners. With beautiful summer and fall foliage, cold hardy roots, and often a compact, manageable shape, they are the ideal specimen tree. They are often bought as saplings, but it’s also possible to grow them yourself from seed. Keep reading to learn more about how to germinate Japanese maple seed. Growing Japanese Maples from Seed Can you grow Japanese maples from seed? Yes, you can. But can you grow any variety of Japanese maple from seed? That’s a very different question. Most of the stunning Japanese maple varieties that you can buy in the nursery are actually grafted, meaning the seeds they produce won’t grow into the same tree. Much like planting an apple seed from an apple will likely result in a crabapple tree, planting a seed from a Japanese maple will probably result in

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