The quick and convenient step-by-step guide to growing your Rocky Mountina Maple Trees from seed!
If you are planting Rocky Mountain Maple trees, select a site in full sun for best results. The tree will grow in partial shade, with at least 4-hours hours of direct, unfiltered sun every day. Your rocky mountain maple tree will do best in moist rocky, well-draining soil.
How to Grow Rocky Mountain Maple Tree Seeds!
# 1 | 48 hours before you plan on planting your rocky mountain maple seeds, soak your seeds in water.
# 2 | Plant each seed in a seed-starting medium in a small planter. Cover the seed with 1/4 to 1 inch of the soil mixture. Moisten the soil thoroughly, and cover the planter with plastic film.
# 3 | Stratify your maple tree seed using your refrigerator or other cold location with temperatures between 33 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Leave the seed to stratify for up to 90-180 days, checking weekly for germination.
#4 | Remove the planter from the cold, and take off the plastic film when germination occurs. Place the planter in a warm location with indirect sunlight to stimulate growth. Keep the soil moist but never soggy.
#5 | Transplant your rocky mountain maple seedlings to a larger pot when true leaves develop. Place the planter outside where it will receive morning sun and afternoon shade. Check the soil at least twice per week for moisture levels. Water when the soil feels dry in the top layer. Give the tree seedling enough water to keep the soil slightly moist, but allow excess water to drain to avoid soggy conditions.