Acer seed suitable for Scotland?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Eric La Fountaine, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The following was received via email:

    I have a small specialist plant nursery and am asked for acer trees in small pots. Can you please direct me to a source of seed of about half a dozen varieties suitable for growing in Scotland? Many thanks, Stella
  2. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Northern Ireland
    Stella, if you are a specialist plant nursery, you should be aware that you will not grow japanese maples from seed which have the characteristics of the parent, nor, I believe, should they be sold as a named variety
    You will get beautiful trees, of course, but cultivars are invariably propogated by grafting
    Over here in Northern Ireland (just across the firth :)) I have successfully grown plants from seeds of osakasuki, suminagashi, acontifolium, atropupureum and bloodgood
    I would think that almost every variety would grow for you if you can get the seed
    But remember, you can not legally sell a seedling from Suminagashi as a Suminagashi

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