University of Florida

Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen'

Common name(s): Crimson Queen Japanese Maple

Plant type: deciduous small tree
Primary method of propagation: grafting/budding
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: early Summer
Cutting maturity: softwood
Rooting hormone: IBA Quick Dip 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 72-80 degrees F
Time to rooting: 5-6 weeks

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: no information
Time of year to sow seed: no information
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 4-5 months.
Comment: Seed bed fumigation. Considerable seedling variation.

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: no information
Type of graft: 'T'
Rootstock: A. palmatum seedling
Comment: Select scion for desired characteristics.