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Acer seeds

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i have got a beautiful, red, fancy acer, shoulder height.  This year it has got the helicopter rotor type seeds on it.  I would like to have a go at growing them.  When should I pick them?  They are red like the tree itself.

thanks for any advice!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,568

    When they're ripe and start falling they'll be ready, sow them straight away and leave then outside to stratify. I use well draining compost and put grit on top.

    Don't be tempted to prise them off early, they won't be ready

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