Saturday, November 03, 2012
Japanese Maple North Fife
Acer palmatum, called Japanese Maple or Smooth Japanese Maple (Japanese: irohamomiji, or momiji,) is a species of woody plant native to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Eastern Mongolia, and South East Russia. Many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their attractive leaf shapes and colours. They are highly sought after and are relatively costly trees given their size. A good way to acquire, find and collect seeds this time of the year, they require stratification to germinate, just pop them into a freezer for a few days.