Growing Weeping Pussy Willows from Seeds Help!

anniebee81(6)January 19, 2014

I just acquired about 20 weeping pussy willow seeds and have no idea how to start them. I know the best way is to start from a clipping, but I don't have that option. Any help on how to start them, time frames, general info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Annie

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This post was edited by anniebee81 on Sun, Jan 19, 14 at 10:45

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Annie, PFAF database: Salix caprea pendula
Seed - must be surface sown (not covered and at approx. 70F) as soon as it is ripe in late spring. It has a very short viability, perhaps as little as a few days. Typically grown from grafted cuttings.

If you have seeds now, they are likely several months old.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 11:53AM
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anniebee81(6)

So essentially the seeds I have will not likely be viable?

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 1:53PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

It depends on how old they are and how they have been stored. If stored dry and at room temperature, like Morz said, they go bad very quickly.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 2:21PM
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anniebee81(6)

I think I may be out of luck then. Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 2:50PM
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