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Japanese maple prices

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lblair, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. lblair

    lblair LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    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!
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    $ 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.
  3. lblair

    lblair LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    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
  4. lbmd1

    lbmd1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    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.

  5. lblair

    lblair LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Thanks, Any and all help is a good thing.
  6. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    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.
  7. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    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.
  8. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    :eek: Your prices are crazy up there,Grafted Maples here $50 tops,a seedling Japanese maple 5-6 ft high $20 tops.
  9. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    $ 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.
  10. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    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.

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