Phytosanitary Certificates are now available for international buyers. We ship Internationally and Australia wide including Tasmania and WA.
SKU Code: F 377
Characteristics: Deciduous tree to 20-30 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 50-55
Brilliant autumn displays of deep red contrast with the blue-white underside foliage. Pyramidal in youth, narrow upright to round with age, greatly varies, medium to fast growth rate.
Leaves emerge reddish in spring, and green in summer.
Widely used in bonsai training.
Native to North America.
Prefers deep fertile soil in a protected, semi-shaded position. Frost resistant but drought tender.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
Cold stratification is recommended.
Cold treatment may not be critical for germination in colder regions but should increase germination rates.
This can be replicated by cold stratification in the refrigerator for 6-8 weeks. Alternatively overwintering in the garden in cold climates will assist in germination.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.