Native maple seeds from canada and northern north america

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  1. zonebreaker

    zonebreaker Active Member

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    Hello Maple friends!
    As many of you know i´m collecting maple trees and testing there hardiness in northern Sweden.I´m very interested to get seeds with a provinens as far north as possible. So all you canadians an north living north americans, please send me seeds from your native and fully hardy maples.

    I will pay post and package and symbolic sum if wanted. I would appreciate scientific name on the seeds ,place of origin and moist packed.

    You will get a full follow up on this forum.

    These are some of the maples that i´m looking for.If you have a more southern type of maple doing ok in your norther habitat, that is also very interesting for me.

    Acer saccharum
    Black Maple Acer nigrum
    Red Maple Acer rubrum
    Silver Maple Acer saccharinum
    Boxelder Acer negundo
    Mountain Maple Acer spicatum
    Striped Maple Acer pensylvanicum
    Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum
    Chalk Maple Acer leucoderme
    Canyon Maple Acer grandidentatum
    Rocky Mountain Maple Acer glabrum
    Vine Maple Acer circinatum

    Regards
     
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    Anyone?,searching for acer rubrum or saccarinum or saccarum especially.I will pay.
    PPPPplease!
     
  3. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I want to support the call from Zonebreaker: sending a few seeds by mail is little effort and little cost. He is a valuable forum participant giving everybody very useful insight on the behavior of maples in a very cold climate.
    Zone, I only have lots of A. pensylvanicum seeds, but the tree is growing in a very warm climate ;o), if you are interested send me your mailing address via a PM.

    Gomero
     
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    I can send you some of Boxelder Acer negundo seeds.
     
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    zonebreaker Active Member

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    Thanks for your support gomero! i cant email you on this forum????
     
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    Thanks! You got mail....
     
  7. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Are you only looking for (a) verified wild origin seed, and (b) North American species? What about other maple seeds, even if from cultivated origin?
     
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    Hello Michael!
    Sorry if i was a little bit unspecific.
    Wild or cultivated maples as far north as possible. Verified origin seeds is maybe to much to hope for.
    What do you have?

    Regards zonebreaker
     
  9. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I was wondering about species like Acer cappadocicum - there's one in my local park that regularly produces viable seed. It is of course planted, not wild.
     
  10. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Zonebreaker,

    I have plenty of red maples, but their seeds ripen only in the early summer. Remind me next spring...


    K4
     
  11. zonebreaker

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    Acer rubrum? witch month? I will remind you :-)
    Thanks!
     
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    I hope Canadians or north living Northamericans sign up. All of the kind offers so far are "way down south" at least for me:-).I´ll think i have more success whith more northern provinens though.
     
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    prairiestyle Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I can send Acer saccharinum seeds next spring, my tree produces millions (seemingly).
     
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    Many thanks!
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Next time you do this ask for seeds earlier in the year, before they will be brown and hard when you get them. Fully developed yet still green and soft maple seeds germinate more readily.
     
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    Ok Ron ,will do that.I hope that will work.You know how it is that time,lot of things to do in the garden for everybody and nobody has any computor time.Maybe a quick reminder in the late spring.
     
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    I wish I had looked in on the forum a month ago. I have an Acer Rubrum in my front yard, as does every house on this street and we are awash in keys (and leaves) during the months of September and October.

    If you have not found any A. Rubrum yet, I can go gather some form the sidewalks and driveways. They will be a bit dried, but they still seem to sprout happily in the bags of dead leaves I sometimes keep over the winter for composting.

    Let me know if you would like some keys.

    Dennis
     
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    Yes Please!
     
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    Ok, the A.Rubrum portion is covered. I went on a key collection in my driveway. The only downside is that I think creeping around in the dark with a flashlight picking up items from the ground confirmed just how odd I am to my neighbours ...

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    These are the A. Rubrum seeds I collected.

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    These are an unknown seed I also found a bit of but have no idea what it is. Anyone recognize it?
     
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    Daniel Otis Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi all

    I'm pretty sure the seeds in the first picture are Acer platanoides, Norway maple. They can travel quite a ways and might very well appear under an Acer rubrum. As several correspondents have noted, rubrum seeds drop and generally germinate in spring.

    The others appear to be A. negundo, box elder.

    Hope this helps.

    Dan
     
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    Doh! I just went and compared the samaras and seeds to the wiki page and right you are. All this time I thought our street was lined with Red Maple when in fact each house has a Norway Maple out front. All the more unusual as Norway Maples are considered to be an invasive species in Canada due to their ability to grow in shade and the effect this has on native species.

    Thanks for pointing this out. Shipping Norway Maple to Sweden would have been rather pointless.

    Dennis
     
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    I went for a walk at lunch through a local forest and am pretty sure I collected the requested A. Rubrum this time. I will post pictures later for confirmation.

    Dennis
     
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    Now it´s time for a first uppdate on the seeds from this thread. sprouting now are five A. Negundo and one Acer cappadocicum. (And some of my own palmatum cultivars seeds).

    Still looking for these

    Acer saccharum
    Black Maple Acer nigrum
    Red Maple Acer rubrum
    Silver Maple Acer saccharinum
    Mountain Maple Acer spicatum
    Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum
    Chalk Maple Acer leucoderme
    Canyon Maple Acer grandidentatum
    Rocky Mountain Maple Acer glabrum
    Vine Maple Acer circinatum

    Remember me when your native maples have seeds.

    Thanks!
     
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    As a matter of fact, I was just thinking of you last week. I went for a walk in a conservation area and noticed all the large native maple trees. Of course last fall when I was looking for keys for you, all I could find was what you did not need (Norway Maples).

    When I was visiting my brother this winter, it dawned on me that the tree on his front yard is a native maple. I am not sure if it is Black Maple or Sugar Maple yet,but it is definitely one of the two.

    To help with the task I scrounged around some used book stores and came up with a 4th edition of Native Tress of Canada (which came highly recommended on the net).

    So hopefully this fall, I will be able to find you the first 4 from your list (Sugar, Black, Red and Silver).

    Dennis
     
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    Wow, that sounds great!
     

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