Crimson King Maple Seeds: Part 3

Early this spring, I found a ton of crimson king maple tree seedlings sprouting all over the front yard. I dug them up and planned on raising some beautiful Crimson King Maple trees. The 40 that I collected had a great start but over the course of the summer, only 4 made it. No good. Here's what I learned from my effort. Read More

Crimson King Maple Tree Pt 2

Its just two weeks after the discovery of my little Crimson King Maple seedlings growing all over the front yard, and I've already learned new things. It's true that they don't all come true from seed, actually just a fraction of the seeds will produce a tree with deep read color. Luckily they're quick to produce that color. Read More

Crimson King Maple Tree Seeds

If you have any maple trees in your yard you're sure to have noticed, and even cursed the "helicopter" seeds. They fall all over the place threatening to grow trees where they land, as if we didn't have enough to weed. It wasn't until last year, when I started learning about tree and shrub propagation that I started looking more closely at our majestic deep red Crimson King Maple Tree. Read More

Japanese Red Maple Trees from Seed

Japanese Red Maple Trees are strikingly beautiful, easy to grow and valuable. Read (and watch) how to grow them step by step from seed, learning how to collect, store, stratify and sow. Read More