Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 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
Discover the exotic beauty of Acer oliverianum Oliver Maple, a broadleaf deciduous tree native to valleys and forests in central to southeastern China and Taiwan. With its smooth green bark and fine white waxy stripes, this tree grows up to 20 meters in the wild, but only up to 5-8 meters when cultivated. Its leaves are palmate and 5-lobed, with a vibrant bronze color in spring and beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows in fall. The flowers are whitish with purple sepals and followed by samaras that spread at a wide angle. This low-maintenance tree is perfect for gardens in zones 7 to 9 and prefers slightly acidic and well-draining soil in full sun to part shade. Be one of the few to grow this rare and beautiful species of maple. Order now and add Acer oliverianum to your collection today!