growing eastern hemlock and yellow birch from seed

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by doritweste, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. doritweste

    doritweste Member

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    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hi: Tolerant hemlock and yellow birch are my favorite trees. I gathered several eastern hemlock cones the last week in October in Nova Scotia. Some were slightly open, others closed. Within 4 days all the cones have opened and I have many seeds. I would like to start growing them and I need simple intructions how to proceed. Also, I would like to do the same with yellow birch.
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Britain zone 8/9
    Store the seed cold (+1°) and slightly moist (not dripping wet!) over the winter. Sow in pots in early spring indoors, or outdoors after the risk of frost is over. A slightly acidic peat-free compost (e.g. coir mix) mix is best.

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