Cornus kousa from seed

Discussion in 'Cornus (dogwoods)' started by Dale B., Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Dale B.

    Dale B. Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I have collected fruit from Cornus kousa growing in my area and some from BC and am interested in growing seedlings. What is the proper way to process the seeds from the fruit? Do the seeds need to be stratified? What is the best way to plant?

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    Dale
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I'd remove from fruits, pot up, put where they will be subjected to outdoor temperatures, such as a cold greenhouse or coldframe. Screening may be needed to keep out birds and rodents. Granite grit over the top might help with damping off, moss or liverworts.

    Not a difficult subject but others may feel stratification before sowing confers a definite advantage.
     

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