University of Florida

Acer pennsylvanicum

Common name(s): Striped Maple, Moosewood, Pennsylvania Maple, Whistlewood

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

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Time to rooting: 5-7 weeks
Comment: Wound cuttings.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: cold-warm-cold stratification
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 8-12 weeks
Comment: Treat seed beds with repellents against birds and rodents, and fungicide to prevent damping-off. Shade is recommended the first Summer. Seeds are sown 1/4

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: Summer
Type of graft: cleft, side graft