Red Maple Seeds
Common name: Red Maple Tree
Species: Acer rubrum
Hardiness Zones: 4-9
will break their dormancy. It creates a cold and moist environment for the
seeds. Mixed in seeds with slightly moistened vermiculite or peat, only damp in
a Ziplock bag. Close zip bag shut and store it in the salad crisper compartment
of your refrigerator. If any seeds begin to sprout during the cold
stratification, simply remove the seed and plant.
For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water
for 24-48 hours, followed by 3 months cold stratification before sowing at
1/3″ deep in sterile gardening soil. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep
pot in warm situation 68-75°F. Germination usually occurs in one to two months.
It can be a lot more depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don’t lose
Acer rubrum is commonly known as the red maple, and called
Swamp Maple, is widespread, from Southeast Manitoba, East to Newfoundland, to
South Florida and Eastern Texas. In nature, it is a tree to 90 feet, usually
smaller. It tolerates ozone and is somewhat tolerant of sulfur dioxide, making
it a good tree for urban areas. Great bonsai specimen. Young trees are often
pyramidal or elliptical and are fast growers with strong wood. Older trees
develop ascending branches, resulting in an ovoid or rounded crown. The bark of
Acer rubrum is tender and scars easily. The leaves are opposite, 2 to 4 inches,
quite variable in shape, 3-5 lobed; dullish green, with usually reddish
leafstalk. They turn brilliant red in Fall. The flowers are small, showy, red
and begin to bloom in late Winter or early Spring and bloom through March. The
fruits or seeds are also red and are winged. They occur in great profusion in
late Spring and early Summer. Hardiness zones 4-9, (-32°C/-25°F, -5°C/25°F) in
Winter. Grow in full sun to part shade. In nature, it grows near stream and
pond banks, mesic forests, swamps, and sometimes drier uplands. Being a wetland
tree by preference, the red maple will survive in, and may even prefer, a
heavier, more water-retaining soil than other maples. Do not keep red maples in
water except during the hottest part of the Summer, above 95°F. Water copiously
during the warm months, especially if the soil does not hold water. In hot
climates keeping the tree in a shallow tray of water may be necessary. They
will, do quite well in a normal bonsai soil. Fertilize weekly, beginning in
early Spring; bi-weekly in Fall until leaves begin to turn. Use a well-balanced
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag wrapped in a protectant, so the seeds are not damaged by
shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds
mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination
All seed counts should be considered estimates as the seeds is
packaged by hand, there is 2-3 more or less in a bag. We do our best to
ensure accuracy and will often add extra seeds. However, all estimates are
Seeds will ship without tracking numbers. Items
will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment. Plants will be shipped
via USPS. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 3-5 days.
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Important! Please Read!
All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.