Japanese Maples from seeds

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Daniel Mosquin, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Why is it that some ***. Maples produce seeds and some don't. Also, Some years if a seed is planted it germinates and grows, other years, no matter what I do, nothing seems to get the seeds to sprout. I tried putting them in a refrigerator for 6 or 7 weeks, soaking in water for a short time, all to no avail. I put last years seeds in a potting medium and they just wont germinate and sprout. They were kept in moss and moisture over winter. I broke several open and found them to be looking viable. Can you explain? Thanks.
     

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