Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe. Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 120 days. Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Red-leaved varieties produce a high proportion of red-leaved offspring. They are also slightly hardier than green-leaved types. Fall color is sensational. The winter silhouette is also attractive and, coupled with the smooth gray bark, provides interest during the "off season."
Our seed is collected from large nursery blocks of pure 'Bloodgood' trees. Therefore a very high percentage of the resulting seedlings will resemble the parent cultivar. Many wholesale growers prefer this seed.
The mother trees are strong growing with very deep black-red leaves. The color lasts well into the summer.