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11-23-2002, 07:43 PM
Hi all!
What should i expect to pay for Blood good Japanese Maple trees in the Upstate NY area in the 3-4 foot size. Has anyone grown these from seed? If so how long does it take to get them to that size?
Thanks to all in advance!

11-24-2002, 08:58 AM
$ 200- $ 300 wholesale I would expect.

You can not grow them from seed. It is not going to hold true from seed. You have to clone from cuttings, tissue culture, ...

It is most likely patented and you will need to pay a royalty in that case.

11-24-2002, 09:27 AM
Wow does that seem a bit steep. Ive done alot of reading on seed growing and with forced germination im reading they can be grown from seed. In not saying your prices are not acurate cause i dont know but that seems a bit much?
Thanks Larry

11-24-2002, 09:32 AM
Hey Larry,
Northern Nurseries in Schenectady and Fairport, NY carry 7 Gallon Bloodgoods (3-4') for $99 wholesale, $170 for 4-5 footers. Hope this gives you a guide.


11-24-2002, 05:12 PM
Thanks, Any and all help is a good thing.

11-25-2002, 05:42 AM
Most named varieties of Jap. maples are grafted,and theres grower royalties etc..hence the extra cost.You can grow Japanese Maples from seed but you have no control over the leaf colours or shapes, its whatever nature throws out.But you can get some pretty seedlings,when they are couple of feet high you can see what leaf colours/shapes your getting,and they should be quite cheap.

11-26-2002, 01:45 AM
those prices sound cheap, 2-3'-$100-$150, 4-5' -$150 -$200, and thats not even the var. everyone wants anymore. people in my area want the cut leaf those go from $500-$1000.

11-26-2002, 02:18 AM
:eek: Your prices are crazy up there,Grafted Maples here $50 tops,a seedling Japanese maple 5-6 ft high $20 tops.

11-26-2002, 07:04 AM
$ 12.00 per hour is near minimum pay rate for unskilled labor up here as well. It does not take too many hours of planting, weeding, and moving to excede $175 never mind $ 20.00. I will guess that labor is a little less down your way.

12-08-2002, 11:12 PM
Depends on weather the tree is specimen quality or not. Good trees demand big bucks, those crapy looking ones with the enormous grafting marks that are tall and thin are cheap by comparison.

12-13-2002, 12:31 PM
Acer Palmatum 'Bloodgood'
3-4' = $47.25
4-5' = $63.00
5-6' = $78.75
6-7' = $99.75

That's what we pay (wholesale) at the nursery I buy from.

And I will affirm what the above post says; you can't grow a Bloodgood or any of the cultivars by seed. They are grafted and propogated. My family owns one of the largest tree seedling nurseries in the country for jap. maples and they sell these seedlings mostly to companies who graft and propogate them into these special varieties.

and thats not even the var. everyone wants anymore. I totally disagree with that. Maybe that's true in backwoods Ohio. But around here it's probably THE most common variety of upright jap. maple. But the prices I quoted above are for most of the other common varieties as well (Katsura, Oshio Beni, Sango Kaku, Burgandy Lace, Fireglow, etc. There are 25 more at those prices.....)