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SKU Code: F 377 Bonsai
Characteristics: Deciduous tree to 20-30 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 50-55
Widely used in bonsai training.
Brilliant autumn displays of deep red contrasting with blue white underside. 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.
Native to North America.
Prefers a 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 to occur in colder regions but should give increased 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.
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