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Discussion in 'Maples' started by Soumil Yarlagadda, Aug 28, 2022.
Sieboldiuanum-- with a few samara "trios" (red arrow)
Went into stratification 10/09/22
Acer palmatum germinating
Just planted these trident maple seeds.
two turkish hazelnuts germinating (corylus colurna) not maples but still wanted to add them here.
does anyone havetips to deal with squirrels? they are RAVAGING my seeds. has anyone dealt with these demonic rodents before? i dont want to kill them but if i have to I will.
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Some sort of cage over the pots or seed flats is the only thing you can do really. Wire baskets upside down work, such as old style supermarket shopping baskets or you could rig something up with chicken wire or the like...
The problem if you kill the squirrels is that new ones will simply move in to take over the empty territory.
Agree, killing squirrels is a mug's game. Wire caging is about the only solution.
We've had problems with mice, which have destroyed entire crops. They also strip bark off of seedlings. Cats help, but bait boxes help more.
How many hundreds of acres do you have to plant them once they become too big to be potted?
(That's my problem! ...)
i mean.. these could all be cramped into one acre, but your right. these guys can only stay in these pots for 2 years
Acer buergerianum seedlings
Looks good, but also wet. Beware of damping off, these don't like a huge amount of water.
You're getting so good at this, you could practically turn pro! Yes such a thing exists, usually in concert with a grafting shop. Germinating seeds with a high success rate is pretty rare air, so many nurseries turn to a specialist; especially when they get hold of something unusual.
A. buergerianum germinates wonderfully with fresh seed, not so much with dry usually.
I met the largest trident I've ever seen today on my seed collection trip right now.
In the past ten years or so, there is a variety of new trees as street plantings, among them Acer buergerianum, and other maples species, and also Zelkova, that are turning red now.
I'll have some free time next week, I must take some pictures...
Looking forward to it.
Acer pseudosieboldianum seeds
I try to find A. elegantulum, pentaphyllum, pubinerve and oliverianum seeds.
I know the seed exchange, but they are cannot guarantee specifically these species.
Can anybody help?
Finally. I had a chance to go to a bigger arboretum. Palmatum, sieboldianum, pseudo-sieboldianum, buergenarium, griseum, japonicum, oliverianum.
Very good! Did you buy them or collect them?
And where is this arboretum, any photos?
Where about in Hungary do you live ? Pentaphyllum could be difficult to maintain in a cold climate (I've only been to Mezötür for a few days on a European school programme, and 1 day in Budapest)
Some seeds, like japonicum, may need 2 years before sprouting, or "double stratification", so be patient. You'll find lots of posts mentionning "stratification" on this forum.
If you don't tell anyone: I collected them :) It's not allowed.
This is our national botanical garden. Nyitóoldal - Nemzeti Botanikus Kert They don't have fancy site, don't have pictures of the plants. (What a shame)
Now, here the leaves are falling down, so I didn't take pictures either.
Thank you for the advices, I was succesful in palmatum germination few years ago, but they didn't survive the second winter. It was my mistake. I try again now.
I try to contact with the UBC Botanical Garden, because on the website they said they have a special reservation program for Pentaphyllum. I try to participate in it.
I didn't hear or read anything about it, I won't tell anyone!... ;°)
Everybody collects seeds wherever they can find some. It doesn't deprive an arboretum of plants, on the contrary, it's an opportunity for more plant diversity.
Hot water scarification done, cool fridge treatment begins
Good Luck @Kodama05 . Growing from seed is very fun!
Finally got all the seeds sowed and ready to be packed away until spring. Now waiting for Maple Society seeds :)