Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification
Introducing the stunning Acer elegantulum Elegant Maple, a rare Asian species of maple found only in eastern China, specifically in Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, and Zhejiang. This elegant tree can reach up to 15 meters tall and has delicate, non-compound leaves that are thin and papery, with 5 long tapering lobes. The tree thrives in mountainous forests and valleys between 200-1400m above sea level. While it may be difficult to distinguish from other similar species, Acer elegantulum stands out thanks to its velvety ovary, nearly glabrous abaxial veins and petiole, and smaller samaras. If you're looking for an exotic and unique addition to your garden or landscape design, consider Acer elegantulum Elegant Maple - a true standout specimen.