Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a stunning addition to your garden? Look no further than the Acer palmatum ssp. amoenum 'Hogyoku'! This Japanese Maple is known for its rich, deep orange foliage in the fall, while in spring and summer it boasts a lush, deep green. The leaves are seven lobed and broadly palmate, with edges finely serrated, and are heavy in texture with good substance. The tree is sturdy and hardy, responding to pruning and shaping very well and reaching a height of around 12-15 ft with age. While not widely distributed, this plant is definitely worth your attention, especially since it remains an attractive rich green for most of the year before changing into the stunning orange of fall. Plus, many of the seedlings grown from this variety will resemble the parent cultivar, so you can be sure of a consistent and gorgeous addition to your garden. Don't miss out on this worthwhile and unique plant!