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
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification
Introducing the Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Atropurpureum dissectum', also known as the Red Lace-leaf Japanese Maple. This variety is hardier than green-leaved types and produces a high proportion of red-leaved offspring from fresh/green seed. The mother trees are mound forming red cut leaved types, which ensures sensational fall color and an attractive winter silhouette with smooth gray bark. This tree provides interest during the "off season," making it a must-have for any landscape. While the resulting seedlings may or may not resemble the mother plants, this only adds to the excitement of growing this stunning tree. Order yours today and enjoy its beauty for years to come.