Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a unique addition to your landscape? Look no further than the Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Ornatum' Seiryu Laceleaf Japanese Maple. This variety is hardier than green-leaved types and produces sensational fall color, with a bronze-red tone that stands out among other cultivars. The winter silhouette is also attractive, with smooth gray bark adding interest during off-season. The mother cultivar features interesting red spring foliage that gradually turns greenish in late summer before boasting a prominent crimson-red color in fall. With seven long, deeply divided lobes per leaf, this maple can grow up to 2 meters high and 3 meters wide, producing a great deal of variation in the seedlings that come from its fresh, green seed. For a breathtaking addition to your landscape, consider the Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Ornatum' Seiryu Laceleaf Japanese Maple.