Interesting maple seedlings

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  1. banjoboy

    banjoboy Active Member

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    Hello All,
    I just wanted to share some photos of my interesting seedlings this year. The last few years i've been more into growing maples from seeds and seeing what happens. I don't have any intention of ever naming any of these. Please feel free to post photos of your seedlings. This could be the 'official' baby maple thread.
     

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  2. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Those are pretty cool and will make beautiful free trees for you
     
  3. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    very nice !!now the Maple Society is on facebook and is possible posted the pics on the wall for propose new cultivar !
     
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    Thats awesome! hope they develop well for you.
     
  5. danc

    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    I have about 20 seedlings so far this spring. I am excited about what they are developing into, but they should be dissectums. I was allowed to gather over a hundred of them two years ago from a dissectum (maybe garnet), so they went through two cold stratifications. I don't remember to have mingled those seeds with some from other source, but I hope I did so there is some more diversity.

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  6. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    danc,

    Collecting seed from a dissectum does not mean the seeds that sprout will be dissectums. Often they do not. Maples from seed are highly variable - and that is the fun of it all. Enjoy your new "babies"! :)
     
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    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks Kaitain4, you're right, but actually even if all of these are dissectums, I would not mind. And let me say why I supposed they would, I did not mention that last year I had some "babies" from the same bunch of seeds and all were dissectums, I don't have them anymore because I gave some away as gifts and the rest died over the winter (I did not care for them properly).

    But I still have two seedlings from two years ago from other sources. They are the only ones left as the rest were killed by the limax. Those I planted out too early when the bark was still so thin at the base.

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    I remember some of the killed ones were really nice too...I think it's time I learned enough not to lose so many anymore.
     
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    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    update on the older two seedlings, quite nice

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  9. banjoboy

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    Just a quick update on the variegated seedling in my first post. It is now putting out some leaves that are almost entirely pink/white. I'm not a huge fan of maples with this type of variegation but the new growth is pretty neat on my seedling.
     

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    Houzi Active Member 10 Years

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    Oh I really like pink or white maples,it was pink colouration that first got me interested.I guess to me they just look so unnatural.You and Sam both have pink seedlings I'm quite envious of:)
     
  11. alex66

    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    wow!danc and banjoboy congratulations!:)
     

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