Petrolia, Canada

Paperbark Maple seedlings - Juvenile leaves?

I started these Paperbark Maples from seed.. and of course not many sprouted.. only 5 The ones that did, do not have the same leaves as the parent plant.. I have NO OTHER MAPLES in my area except for red Japanese maples that did not have any seeds, so I am sure these are the Paperbark maple seeds I planted in the row.

The pictures are 1st year plants taken late summer..

Could these be juvenile leaves?? As these leaves do not resemble the parent tree.

I suppose this coming Spring may tell the story but I am wondering if this is what they look like as young plants?

Thank you, Mary Lou

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Amur Maple Acer ginnala. You've been sold a dud!

Resin

Petrolia, Canada

Wow.. I looked up the leaves of the Amur Maple and the leaves do look like them..

Now I am wondering if I gathered some seeds from a Amur Maple and planted them in the same spot as my Paperbark Maples? It is a mystery to me.. for sure..

Here is my parent Paperbark Maple I got seeds from.. I planted a more this past Fall,, will have to wait and see what might come up in the spring..

Thank you.. Mary Lou

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Paperbark Maple seeds have notoriously low viability (particularly from isolated cultivated plants). Amur Maple is fecund, though, and invasive in parts of Canada; maybe yours blew in from a nearby seeding specimen?

Resin

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