help with arborvitae seed

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  1. robv187

    robv187 Member

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    Hi everyone, not really sure if this is the right place for this topic, but i was wondering if someone knows how to collect the seeds from an arborvitae so they can be planted. Is this possible? Also, if so, how and at what time of the year? Being September now i'm hoping its a good time. Is the seed inside the tiny yellow cones? All help is appreciated, thank you :)

    Edit: How would i take a cutting from this tree? Sorry for all the questions, thanks again!
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    You're in the right place!

    Yes, the seed is inside the little yellow cones, usually around 4-12 seeds per cone. Pick the cones when the first ones just start to open (I'd guess closer to late September than just now, but that will vary with location). Let them dry out in a sunny window for 2 or 3 days, and when they have opened out, shake the seeds out. Store refrigerated (+1 to +2°C) over winter, sow in spring.
     
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    Wow, all these years i had this tree and I had no idea LOL, thanks Michael, much appreciated as always.
     

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