I've never tried to grow Japanese Maple, but I have successfully grown Silver
Maple from seed. Wait until the seeds fall from the tree, collect some, push
them into soil (but don't cover), protect from squirrels or other seed eating
'pests' and keep the seeds well watered. Most maple seeds have a short life
span - they should be planted immediately.
In article <6k3cg1$8rk$1 at newsd-111.bryant.webtv.net>, cclopton at webtv.net (charles clopton) writes:
>I posted this on the gardening ng but got no response so maybe you guys
>>A friends Japanese Maple has set seed for the first time. I've never
>seen this happen in the Los Angeles area before but with El Ni=F1o, all
>bets are off.
>>I'd like to harvest the seeds and try to get them to germinate. Does
>anyone know when they should be ripe and is it necessary to give them
>any special treatment (refridgeration?) before planting? I've gone
>through the public library and have found nothing about this.
>>Thanks for any help you can give.