Propagation: Anyone know how to start magnolia seeds?

Discussion in 'Magnoliaceae' started by anneal, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. anneal

    anneal Member

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    We have some Magnolia macrophylla seeds from Mississippi. We've read some things but haven't encountered anyone with personal experience. If you have any information, we'd appreciate it! Thanks!
     
  2. mr.shep

    mr.shep Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Anneal:

    I would macerate the seeds by placing them in water
    for a few days and then try to remove the red outer
    coat and the pulp. From there you can either plant
    the seeds if you want or what would be better to
    improve germination is to stratify the seeds by
    placing them in a plastic sandwich baggie that
    has some moist but not overly wet Peat Moss in
    it. Place the seeds completely encapsulated in the
    Moss and then place the baggie in the refrigerator
    (I use the Butter compartment) for about 2-4 months,
    longer if needed, until you are ready to plant them.

    Jim
     
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    thank you jim!

    We will try this! thank you very much!

    Anne
     

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