Ilex and Cercis seeds cold stratification

This spring I am trying to grow the following species from seeds: Ilex verticilata, Cercis canadensis, Betula nigra and Quercus. Here is how I break the seeds dormancy for most native species from Canada. scarification The seeds are first soaked in boiling water and then left for 24 hours at room temperature. The ones that float are most likely sterile and are discarded. stratification The second step to break the seed’s embryo dormancy is to simulate a winter in the ground....

December 21, 2020 · Philippe