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
Introducing the Acer sieboldianum, also known as the Siebold Maple, a stunning medium-growing upright deciduous broadleaf tree that can spread between 15 to 20 feet. Its smooth grey-brown bark, mid to dark green palmately lobed leaves, and pale yellow flowers produced in corymbs of 10-15 make it a standout addition to any garden or landscape. This tree loves partial shade or shade and is hardy to about -20 degrees F. It is slow-growing, small to medium-sized, and can grow up to 10-15m tall. In autumn, the leaves turn into a beautiful bright orange to red color, adding an exquisite touch to your surroundings. The yellow flowering and hairy stems are distinguishing features that set it apart from its close relatives, Acer japonicum, and Acer shirasawanum. With its unique features and low-maintenance requirements, the Acer sieboldianum is a must-have for any garden enthusiast.