Germination Instructions for Hedge Maple Tree Seeds:
Hedge Maple Tree seeds prefer deep dormancy which require a degree of patience to overcome, however it is usually quite easy to get high levels of germination if the correct procedures are followed.
To create this dormancy, mix your seeds with bonsai soil in a ziplock bag and mist until wet. Hedge Maple seeds must be kept moist during their dormancy time so check the ziplock bag occasionally and mist again with water when necessary.
After 3-4 months, your Hedge Maple tree seeds can be placed in paper cups or bonsai pots with a high quality bonsai soil mixture. Water soil thoroughly before planting seeds.
Once your pot is ready, sow seeds approximately 1/4" deep. Cover the pot with plastic, and put in a warm, bright place (75° to 85° F). Due to their tender nature, seedlings cannot withstand dry conditions.
Plant 3-4 seeds per container and pinch off undesired seedlings after the first set of true leaves appear.