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Need ID and Overwintering Advice

Posted by Scorpgirl24 z7NJ (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 20, 05 at 15:59

I planted these seedlings around May. They were sprouting under my neighbor's tree. The tree is about 25' tall. Is a medium red. I can't believe they are doing so well. Can anyone tell me what kind of maple these are from. Also, no spot for a permanent place yet. Should I bury the pot and mulch around it for the winter? Thanks for the help!

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RE: Need ID and Overwintering Advice

how nice they are!!!!
well it's hard to say wich variety they belong u have to has your neighbor to see if he remember the tag on his maple!
To me they can belong to bloodgood but u know there are so many differences between seedlings born by seeds that is an amazing stuff to see how each of them is unique!
I expecially love the compact little red in the background!!!
U may have a new variety lol!
But all the seedlings are healthy and with no sign of scorch. this is great!
Probably being in zone 7 help u to avoid this!
I live in a zone between 9 and 10 and this is much more difficult to me!
Of all the seedlings i have planted this spring only some dissectum i sown in plain akadama and buergerianums i planted in a big pot survived the heat.
But now it's season of seeds and i will collect a lot of them next saturday in a beautiful garden called Ninfa's garden near by that has many japaneese maples and also a chineese one acer griseum the paper bark maple.
depending on how much cold can be outside in your area i can suggest u to protect them in a part of your home ( garage or basament where temps can go to a nice drop without being too many degrees below zero, temps around zero i think can be pretty fine. )
probably your idea of buring the pot can be also nice but u have to do that in a place where u are shure that temps doesn't go too low.
hope this helps

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