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Acer Crimson Queen with purple sycamore style seed?

jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 465
Do any Acer experts here know ... is this normal?  Could it be sycamore rootstock doing something weird?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,373
    Sycamore is Acer pseudoplatanus.   Your Acer is producing seed. Being an Acer it is similar to sycamore seed.
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    if you can collect the seed when its ready and sow it in autumn you'll hopefully get new plants growing next year, you might even get a new variety!
  • jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 465
    Thanks guys, yes I noticed a couple of these seeds on a mature crimson queen which we moved back in January and which has been (extremely) thin on foliage after a bit of bark damage and some lost root system … is it a good sign if a suffering tree produces a seed ??
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