Acer buergerianum (Trident Maple) Seeds
Zone: 5 to 9.
Native to China, Korea and Japan.
Size: H: 20 to 30 ft; W: 20 to 30 ft.
Fine ornamental maple tree for the discriminating gardener. It has beautiful 3-inch-wide, tri-lobed leaves, glossy green above and paler underneath, which turn various shades of red, orange, and yellow in autumn. The Trident Maple is a sought after bonsai specimen. It takes pruning well, has fine branching and can grow a thick trunk with good taper.
Stratification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Moist stratification for 60 to 90 days, at 3° C (37° F) to 5° C (41° F).
- Place seeds in sandwich bag(s), with a bit of damp sand or vermiculite to keep moist.
- Place the bag(s) with seeds in refrigerator for about 60 to 90 days.
- After the required time take the seeds out of the refrigerator and sow the seeds in pots 1/4 inch deep and cover lightly. Water gently so as not to wash away the seeds. Keep soil moist but not wet. Note some seeds may sprout sporadically so don’t give up.