Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

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  1. Anorexicplatypus

    Anorexicplatypus Member

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    Recently I visted Monticello (Thomas Jeffersons Estate) and bought some seeds for the Golden Rain Tree. I am fairly new to gardening and I would like to know the proper way to grow these trees. I have done a bit of searching around the internet, but have not really found anything helpful. (The seeds didn't come with any planting instructions.)
    Thanks!
     
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Try surfing something like "koelreuteria germination".
     
  3. castawaykev

    castawaykev Active Member

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    Try nick scarifying them...I prefer sand paper...then putting them in some slightly damp vermiculite in the crisper for about 3 months...then plant out in full sun. Or plant seeds in the fall...after sand papering...you will have 3 foot seedlings in 1 full year.

    Kev
     
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  4. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    This plant is really invasive : I have one planted in my garden, and hundreds of seedlings each year that I have to remove. So I guess they're not fussy about the type of preparation needed for germination.

    I would simply put the seeds in a growing medium and wait for the spring.
     

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