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Acers from seed

BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
I'm wondering if anyone here has had luck growing acers from the seeds that drop off the mature plants.

I am following a guide of how to do this including stratification but I'm curious as to the likely hood of success. 
Anyone done this? Will they come true? 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160
    Easy to germinate, fresh seed, gritty compost, leave outside, germinate in Spring.
    The named cultivars don't come true but you may still get something good. 


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,109
    Species will come true, forms and hybrids will probably not. Got a few in the garden which I have grown from seed. Takes a few years to reach a reasonable size. Would not say that the ones I have grown are really worth the effort, but you never know. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Thanks both, it's worth a go then  :)

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,304
    I have an acer on my gravel drive.
    I often find seedlings amongst the gravel in the spring
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Pete.8 said:
    I have an acer on my gravel drive.
    I often find seedlings amongst the gravel in the spring
    Lol, isn't it always the way that if you don't want it then it grows. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,304
    :) sure is!
    I did pot some up, but I didn't really look after them so the inevitable happened :(
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160
    My drive is my best source of new plants :) 


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,109
    Our gravel garden is a good source too!
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