Acer Palmatum 'Red Emperor' 5 Seeds - Unique, Great Color
Japanese Maple 'Red Emperor' - 5 Seeds
Red Emperor is the latest claimant to the throne of the reddest the longest. It indeed maintains good red colour through the summer. A delightful feature of the leaves is that they are thin and translucent which makes them glow in full sun. Medium to large leaves which are deeply divided back to the stalk, they have five, sometimes seven lobes.
The tips of the leaves are finely pointed with small ridges along the edges. Leaf stalks are a deep red.
It is vigorous, growing. Red Emperor handles summer heat easily, and is developing a reputation for good overall performance in difficult situations.
It is still rare in UK so make sure you buy it and have it in your collection of beautiful plants.
First of all we soak the seeds in lukewarm (not hot!) water for 48 hours. This softens the seed coat a little. Next we mix the seed with a little damp (not too wet) sphagnum moss or peat and put it in a plastic zipper bag. Leave the seeds in this humid atmosphere for 4-6 weeks at room temperature.
leave the zipper bag in the refrigerator for 60 to 90 days. This is to mimic the natural action of seeds going through a winter season. After the 90 days sow in trays or pots filled with a good seed compost. If you have a seed propagator use it or find a warm place to maintain a steady temperature of 65-70F (18-20C)
Cover the seeds to their own depth: ¼ Inch (6 mm) with seed compost.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 2-3 inch pots.
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