Japanese Red Maple seedlings are fun to grow and one of the hottest selling plants around. Whether you grow for fun or profit, I think you'll enjoy the information and photos on this page.
Of all of the plants that my customers grow and sell, Japanese Red Maples sell like hot cakes for anybody that has them.
They can be grown from seed, or you can buy them for as little as $1.35 each. If you've purchased my Backyard Growing System, you can buy them wholesale like we do and just grow them on.
I prefer to buy the seedlings because it's much easier to take care of a one-year-old seedling than it is to pamper a 1/2" tall seedling until it can fend for itself.
Some people enjoy the challenge and thrill of growing plants from seed, but I like plants that are a little more independent and require less of my time.
Right now we are paying $1.35 each for Japanese Red Maple seedlings. I'll post a photo of the last batch of seedlings I bought below so you can get an idea of the size they are, and why I prefer to buy them rather than grow them from seed myself.
Like I said, they sell like crazy!
Anyway, what I like to do is prune my Japanese Red Maple Seedlings as soon as I get them, even before I plant them.
Pruning them immediately forces them to fill out down low and develop into really nice, multi-stem plants. Which is how most people prefer them. Let me show you some photos.