Lindera benzoin

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  1. sarahatbernheim

    sarahatbernheim Active Member Maple Society

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    I heard somewhere that Lindera benzoin does not self fertilize. I am aware that it is dioecious but does it need a male and female to produce its fruit and flower, like the genus Ilex? Help!! Can anyone tell me anything they know about the plant? Thanks!!
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes it does - that's the definition of dioecious.

    Resin
     
  3. sarahatbernheim

    sarahatbernheim Active Member Maple Society

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    Thanks for the clarification Michael. I've always gotten mixed up on that.
     
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    I have them growing all over my woods but never knew this about them. Guess I never really wondered either.
     
  5. Chooch

    Chooch Active Member 10 Years

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    I have a few L. benzoin on our property and most of them produce seed . In Kentucky I would grow L. angustifolia because of the intoxicating smell it's berries produce ( the books state it can be utilized for perfumes ) . If you want to view one and you are in the Cinci , Ohio area , go to the Springfield Cemetery to view their fantastic plant collection . Happy Growing !!
     
  6. Ivan8

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    Hello.

    I'm looking for a fresh seeds - LINDERA BENZOIN that I can trade for.
    I exchange seeds :
    I have seeds:
    -Pachypodium baroni v. windsorii
    -Pachypodium brevicalix
    -Pachypodium rosulatum
    - Pachypodium brevicaule
    -Cordyline australis
    -Poncirus trifoliata
    -Adenium obesum
    - Hibiscus sabdariffa
    -Physalis peruviana
    - Codonopsis pilosula
    - Withania somnifera
    -Hippophae rhamnoides
    - Ginkgo biloba
     
  7. Poetry to Burn

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    Ivan, on my corner there is a potted Lindera benzoin that had a nice crop of berries. I picked a bunch, cleaned them and stratified. Waiting for spring. The seeds were very small. Do you know how best to harvest and germinate the seeds?

    After reading you post i walked down and checked to see if any remained. Sorry, i didn't see any. If you are still looking for seed next fall I would be happy to make a trade.

    Happy New Year.
     
  8. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Poetry to Burn Active Member

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    Ivan,
    I checked again this morning. There were several berries in the pot. Reply with your contact details and I'll send them to you.
     
  10. Ivan8

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    Re: Lindera benzoinhj

    Hello.

    Thank at reply.

    My contact : ivan8@zoznam.sk

    Thank you. Ivan.
     
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  11. Laaz

    Laaz Active Member 10 Years

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    I believe that plant grows wild here... When are the fruits ripe ? I will have to keep a eye out for it.
     

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