Japanese Maple - can it have fruit?

catie(z3-4 PEI Can)May 4, 2006

A friend asked me if it is unusual for his Japanese maple to fruit. He said the fruit is quite small. I haven't seen it yet, but I find it hard to believe, especially with our short growing season in PEI. Has anyone run across this?

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glen3a(Winnipeg MB 3A)

The fruit of the maple is the winged seeds called samaras.

I suppose any maple can have those seeds, but curious as to whether a maple has to be a certain age or certain size to produce seeds.

My Korean maple (acer pseudosieboldianum) is five feet high and has never bloomed. Yet, I gave my Mom a smaller Korean maple last fall and see that it is about to bloom this year. I have a couple of Japanese maples that I've had for about 4 years, but they too have never bloomed.

Glen

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