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
If you're looking for a stunning addition to your garden, look no further than the Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Crimson Queen' Japanese Maple. This cascading variety has a mature height of 3-5 feet, making it the perfect choice for smaller gardens or container plantings. But don't let its compact size fool you - this tree packs a powerful punch of color.
The 'Crimson Queen' is known for its deep red foliage that holds its color exceptionally well, even in full sun. Its cascading branches create a graceful, weeping effect that is simply breathtaking. Plus, the rich color of the leaves is enhanced by the unique texture of the bark, which makes this tree a standout even in winter.
As with all seed collected from cultivars, the resulting seedlings may or may not resemble the mother tree. However, you can be sure that any specimen of the 'Crimson Queen' will be a showstopper in your garden. Plant it as a specimen tree, use it to anchor a bed or border, or even use it to create an eye-catching focal point in a container garden.
Tolerant of full sun, the 'Crimson Queen' is a hardy and easy-to-grow tree. Planted in well-draining soil, it will reward you with years of beauty and enjoyment. Best of all, this Japanese Maple requires minimal care and maintenance, making it a perfect choice for novice and experienced gardeners alike.
Don't miss your chance to add this exceptional tree to your collection. Order your Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Crimson Queen' Japanese Maple today and discover the beauty and drama it can bring to your garden.