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
Introducing the Acer palmatum ssp. matsumurae 'Yezo Nishiki', also known as the Yezo nishiki Japanese Maple. This variety is hardier than green-leaved types and produces a sensational fall color that starts as a bright reddish purple in spring and deepens into carmine and scarlet as summer progresses. Its upright growing nature makes it hardy and sturdy, ensuring it can withstand harsh conditions. The smooth gray bark provides interest during the winter season as well, making it a great addition to any garden. Red-leaved varieties produce a high proportion of red-leaved offspring and are slightly hardier than green-leaved types. Please note that as with all seed grown from cultivars, the resulting seedlings may or may not resemble the mother cultivar. If you're looking for a striking and hardy addition to your garden, the Yezo nishiki Japanese Maple is an excellent choice. Try it out and watch your garden come to life!