Maple seed from named cultivars - sources?

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  1. maf

    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    Sam, I hope you find some of it useful :)

    I find the directed breeding of Japanese maples to be an intiguing subject and one that I have not seen adequately covered in books or even discussed online that much. It would be interesting if those growers and breeders who know much more on the subject than I do would be willing to discuss it.
     
  2. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Maf ... I found it all to be very interesting .... food for a little thought there :)
     
  3. CuriousCultivar

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    I couldn't have said it better myself.
     
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    Great stuff about the insects. Maybe i could use the net to cover the canopy and yet not have the next reach down to the ground. That way the insects could get inside but i am keeping out any unwanted pollen floating around in the air. Pollen season is terrible around here.

    I cant wait to hear what my uncle has to say as well. His thing is esoteric plants and flowers, but I am sure he knows plenty about this topic.
     
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    Hi, hoping to revive this thread once more to pick the brains of you japanese maple geeks!

    I live on Vancouver Island - west coast of Canada - and bought a large property with quite a few JM cultivars. There is a lovely 8' tall vase-shaped tree with highly dissected leaves, a larger round 12' tall tree with light green dissected leaves, a tiny 3' tall dwarf with dissected red leaves, a weeping/sprawling one with green dissected leaves. And a Crimson King in the front yard.

    I have stumbled into the same rabbit hole as you others and have been rescuing and tending the seedlings which mostly appear under the first tree I described. Most of them appear similar to the "mother" tree, but last year I saved two that have shown themselves to have the more "canadian flag" shape of leaf - not dissected.

    My biggest question is, could they have cross-pollinated with the crimson king, which at 40' or so would make for a very different tree.
     
  7. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    No, Norway maples and Japanese maples do not cross pollinate, from what I understand. The are in different Families.
     
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