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Acer seeds

Discussion in 'Propagation This Month' started by Outlander, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Outlander

    Outlander Gardener

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    Hi all

    I have several Acers in the garden (in pots), I have had them for around ten years or so. I have noticed just this week that they have all produced winged seeds or helicopters as we used to call them.

    Tbh, I have never seen them on the plants before and was wondering what I should do with them. Is it worth me having a go at sowing them? I don't have any equipment or even a greenhouse.

    Do I need to remove them from the plant or just leave them?

    Does the production of seeds on an Acer indicate that there might be a problem with it?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Loki

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    I had these on one of mine a few years ago. I considered sowing them but didn't in the end :)
    Definitely didnt affect the acer though, it's still going strong :blue thumb:
     
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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      You would need to wait and leave them on the tree until they start to drop naturally in late summer/autumn, if they fall off earlier they are probably not viable seed.
       
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      • Outlander

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        Thanks @pete , I wasn't sure about that.
         

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