Scarification: Soak in cold 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
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Acer palmatum Deshojo, a time-honored upright Japanese Maple, best known for its vibrant red spring foliage. This mesmerizing tree has been cultivated for years, making it an excellent choice for those passionate about bonsai creation. This charming small-sized tree can reach a height and width of 10-12 ft over a 10 year period, adding a visually stunning element to your outdoor decor. The Deshojo leaves unfurl in spring in a resplendent display of bright coral red, acting as a radiant centerpiece. Although the vibrant color fades to a solid green by late spring, it continues to captivate as it persists throughout summer. Autumn summons the red hues once again, marking a spectacular conclusion to the year by showcasing bright red leaves. Besides its appeal for bonsai, Deshojo is perfect as an upright, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree. Besides its astounding shades, the tree also boasts slender-pointed, lobed leaves and small reddish spring flowers. The fall may even reward you with winged fruits. If you choose to grow additional maples from the Deshojo seeds, remember that their characteristics might differ from the mother tree.