Help Princess Tree seeds?

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  1. BigBudz

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    hello i bought ***load of seeds from the internet and they gave me a free pack of seeds called princess tree seeds and i cant find anything on them.. the seeds kinda look like fluffy flee's.. iuno if they will even grow in my zone so i didnt even bother starting them with the rest of my other seeds
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    alright thanks for the help so this is an invasive species of trees.
     
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    Not where you are, but yes in USDA zone 6b and warmer it can seed prolifically.
    In your area it may never flower because it freezes to the ground each Winter.
     
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    mmmhmm thats an interesting fact thanks!. so do you know how to geriminate theses seeds? or what.. thanks saltcedar!!!!!
     
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    I've read of mixing the seeds with an equal volume of potato flakes (instant potatoes).
    Then sprinkle the mixture over sterile potting mix. Wet thoroughly, cover with saran wrap
    and keep in bright light (no direct sun) until seedlings appear. Never tried it as my trees
    are cutting grown sterile hybrids.
     
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    like Grate a potatoe? into flakes? lol for real? i heard 1 part sand 3 parts soil, and put 3 seeds on each just lay them ontop of the soil and once they grow thin back so one plant is growing .. and say if i start from seed now.. its honestly going to grow 15ft this season? lol insane
     
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    NO! Use commercial instant potato flakes.

    Mine was over ten feet tall from a 4 inch cutting in one growning season,YMMV.
    Seedlings are generally coppiced the first season in Winter then the tree regrows
    to such a height in one season. Seedlings may only grow a meter or so the first year.
     
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    These are Paulia Tomentosa seeds aka Princess Tree and grow in Zone 6-9 I believe? There is a lot of information on Paulia Tomentosa.

    Can you kindly tell me where you ordered these seeds because I want to grow one of these beautiful Orchid Like trees in my yard on Vamcouver Island
     
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    As a known invasive species it's regulated in some areas.
    You'd be better served checking your by-laws first. In
    any event sterile hybrid cutting grown trees are available
    and safer to plant.
     
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    I don't think it's regulated here on the island. It's sold in every nursery.
     
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    That's good news.
     
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    It's beautiful tree, but I wouldn't plant one. I hear it suckers relentlessly.
     

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