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?
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.