Cotoneaster from seed?

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  1. The Hollyberry Lady

    The Hollyberry Lady New Member

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    Is cotoneaster easily grown from seed? Someone sent me some and I wondered if they were worth trying to sow...

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    There are many species, of varying characteristics.
     
  3. The Hollyberry Lady

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    The seeds I have, are covered in white fuzz, but the person never specified which kind they were.

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    In the Pacific NW they come up from compost all the time. I bet if you winter sow them you will see germination next spring.
     
  5. Vdunne1952

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    Cotoneasters can be a very mixed bag from seed. As Greenelephant says, many will appear as seedlings in gardens but some will need stratification before they will germinate and, of course, some are easier than others. They hybridise freely and your seed may turn out to be anything!
    However, everyone should have a sense of adventure. Sow them in pots or trays of compost, cover with grit and leave outside. You never know what you will get (like 'box of chocolates')
     

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