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Acers from seed

BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,390
    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. 
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    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 BPosts: 1,484
    Thanks both, it's worth a go then  :)

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,552
    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 BPosts: 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 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,552
    :) 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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,390
    My drive is my best source of new plants :) 
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    Our gravel garden is a good source too!
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