Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification
If you're looking for a stunning addition to your garden, consider the Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Garnet.' This Japanese Maple cultivar boasts rich red-orange leaf color, making it stand out among other trees. Plus, the relatively large leaves and cascading mound shape create a beautiful, eye-catching display. According to Vertrees' book "Japanese Maples," this plant is also quite vigorous. However, keep in mind that any seedlings resulting from this cultivar may not resemble the mother tree. Don't miss out on the beauty of the Garnet Japanese Maple in your own outdoor space.