40 Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood" seeds (w/ 10-year bonsai growing guide) / Acer palmatum 'bloodgood' bonsai seed kit

40 Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood" seeds (w/ 10-year bonsai growing guide) / Acer palmatum 'bloodgood' bonsai seed kit



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Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood' / Acer palmatum 'bloodgood' is one of the most popular beginner species for growing bonsai due to its vibrant purple leaves, elegant, smooth bark, flexible branches, rapid growth habit, and ease at responding to bonsai pruning. Maples can be used in any style of bonsai but due to their soft wood, any deadwood on them is generally temporary, which can create limitations as well as creative opportunities. As Japanese maple leaf and branch size can be easily controlled, they work as both large and small bonsai; Broom, forest plantings, and informal upright tend to be most popular with this species.

These seeds were sourced from a landscape tree at the Franklin Park Conservatory's public park in Columbus, Ohio. Like all "bonsai seeds", the seeds will grow to full size if grown unrestrained in the ground and their future depends on your influence and training. To that end, I have written what I believe is the most comprehensive information package on the complete process of growing a bonsai from seed. My 10-year bonsai-from-seed guide is also freely available in part through various articles on my blog (www.Ry2Tree2.com) but the hard copy I send you is an exclusive condensed and simplified version. I hope you and others will find it a useful reference guide over the years-long process of growing your bonsai. Specifically for buyers of these seeds, I will include a printed version with the important points distilled from my longer blog articles.

Thank you for supporting my bonsai work! Happy growing :)


P.S. Please note that 'Bloodgood' Japanese Maples grow best outdoors within USDA hardiness zones 5-8.

For best results, follow the procedure below to germinate your seeds.
1. Scarification: Soak in hot water for 24 hours, repeat the process on seeds that float.
2. Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 120 days.
(Can go straight to cold stratifying and can try shorter length if desired, but success may be lower.)
(During stratification, storing with damp sphagnum moss or paper towels in a ziplock bag should work.)
3. Plant!

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Alec McAndrew Sep 17, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Item was as described seller has very good customer service my order was delayed and he said if I didnt receive them by the end of the week he offered to send more as to germinate success I do not know but seeds look good so well see would buy from Ryan again

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Karishan Somu Nov 2, 2020

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As advertised. No success with germination yet.

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