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  1. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Kurt,

    Sorry, I was being ironic in an attempt to make a joke. My humor doesn't translate to written very well, too many contextualizing hints (voice, expression) go missing! I meant: since there are so many gazillion Sec. Palmata in the garden at _really_ close proximity, it's very likely to be largely hybrid. For those who haven't visited, they pack the maples in huge quantity for the actual surface area.

    And, you can count on Dick. I never measured, but it doesn't have a high percentage success for sure. Maybe the bottom heat will help, I've never tried.

    Glad you missed the wasp's nest! And that the tree is looking so good. It's quite old, being claimed to be the original 'Aureum' brought into Europe. I guess the concern is that it may be reaching the end of life; my impression is that shiraswawanum/japonicum are not as long lived as palmatum/amoenum, though I don't have any data to that effect at fingertips. -E
     
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    Ha, I should've known your were joking :)

    The tree is at least 150 years old I believe... when I was there, it looked fresh and sharp, but the branches are starting to look old. I don't know if it has many years left... At least I have some seed from it, and if I can one of those to pop, I'll be happy with one of its babies.
     
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    kbguess Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I was pleased to find that my sieboldianum seeds had a few that had germinated
    View attachment 211412
    No pictures of the little ones yet though...
     
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  4. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    My bigleaf maple seedling developing its first set of true leaves
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Red maple seedlings from last year finally sprouting

    (1st photo is bigleaf maple)
     

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  6. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    if anyone is even interested, i am leaking a paid article (through screenshots) about propogation of bigtooth (not bigleaf) maple. could be helpful if your trying to germinate this type of maple. these trees are known for being slow growers, but in this article's protocol, the seedlings grew 4 feet in one growing season.

    i will use gibberellic acid to shorten this process. probably even overcome stratification
     

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  7. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I thought it was well acknowledged by now that mycorrhizal benefits are very short-lived in pots.

    Mycorrhizal Fungi (mycorrhiza) Myth
     
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  8. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    he suggested that we dont buy any. he makes a good point, but down here in the arid southwestern coast , the poor clay soil isnt home to any mycorhizzae. i cant find it here. Maybe the pots you are right but im talking about using it in the ground
     
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  9. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    As many people, as many different opinions... ;-)

    I think that in a particular place, in a particular climate, with a particular soil (pH, CEC, etc.) the results can be very different : I think most of us proceed by trial and error and what works for you where you are, with your trees, is the key.
     
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  10. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    Acer pensylvanicum today
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    for now ill try the method of
    Nice! keep updating
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    for stratification media, did you use sand?
     
  13. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    I use nothing but a ziplock bag.

    Shown on pg 3
    post 12
     
  14. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    there was some sandy material in that bag. what was it tho?
     
  15. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Some from "Dickysash" (Rich) that seem to be strong enough to make another year :

    Semis21-Rich11_220312a.jpg
     
  16. LoverOfMaples

    LoverOfMaples Generous Contributor Maple Society

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    No, that was sulfur. I soak my seeds in it.
     
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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Starting to get good numbers of the seed from Senkaki sprouting. Nothing from any of the other varieties.
    IMG_20220314_174152.jpg
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    With so many sprouting, there's a good chance that at least a few of them will have the coral bark typical of 'Snkaki', 'Sango kaku'. I had about 20 in the past 3 years, and only one of them showed a bright red bark. And died... :-(

    Next time, I'll plant enough to get at least a hundred! ;-)
     
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    Yes, I hope so! The seeds were so tiny and nearly covered the surface of the pot so there will be many to choose from - it would be nice to get a hundred!

    Also, the mother plant is maybe 10 metres away from any other maples so a greater chance that it is selfed rather than crossed.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Ryusen' seems to be one that holds some of the characteristics of the mother tree. some 20% of my seedlings have this erratic growth, bending downwards : some that looked rather "straight" at the beginning of last year are actully showing this kind of weeping habit.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    PS : I don't really want to sell them, even for very cheap, but just give them to anyone who's interested.

    I already sent some to French "friends" for the price of the stamps, but I regret that I don't know if I can send some to the island across the wall that is now across the "English" channel (what we just call "la Manche").

    Sent and recieved seeds or seedlings to and from Sweden, Greece, Ireland, Poland, England, France... Estonia ? No, not Estonia, but who knows, one day... <LOL>

     
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  22. LoverOfMaples

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    I get a few with nice red, yellowish pink, orangish bark. But they all seem to die after the first and second year :(
     
  23. Soumil Yarlagadda

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    my favorite japanese maple cultivar
     
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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    bigleaf maple seedling as of today
     

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    Soumil Yarlagadda Active Member Maple Society

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    Red maple (acer rubrum) seeds germinating last year june 2021.
     

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