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Japanese Maple - can it have fruit?

Posted by catie z3-4 PEI Can (My Page) on
Thu, May 4, 06 at 20:06

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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RE: Japanese Maple - can it have fruit?

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.


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