Acer campestre (Field Maple)

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Description

Acer campestre (Field Maple) Seeds

Zones: 5 to 8.

Native to Europe, W Asia.

Also known as Hedge Maple it is a nice ornamental tree with an oval crown. It is widely planted in Europe as a street tree and lawn specimen or sheared to make a hedge.

Size: Height 25 to 30  feet, spread 25 to 30 feet.

Scarification: Soak in water for 24 hours.

Germination Instructions

Stratification: Seed requires a warm stratification period for 30 days followed by a cold stratification period at 3° C (37° F) to 5° C (41° F) for 90 to 180 days.

  1. Place seeds in sandwich bag(s), with a bit of damp sand or vermiculite to keep moist.
  2. Keep at room temperature for about 30 days. Occasionally lightly spray water to keep seeds and sand moist.
  3. Place the bag(s) with seeds in refrigerator for about 90 to 180 days.
  4. After the required time take the seeds out of the refrigerator and sow the seeds in pots 1/4 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.