buttonbush propagation

teqreconJuly 17, 2007

Has anyone successfully propagated buttonbush(Cephalanthus occidentalis) from seed? If so, when did you start the process and what process did you use? I have buttonbush seeds in a number of pots with different soil types, and some in a refrigerator. I have had these experiments going for a few weeks with no results. It may not be the right time to try and propagate this plant. Maybe results will not appear until the spring. Buttonbush seed may have a low germination rate.

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Sow outdoors in Fall, or sow indoors 70-75F for germination in 7-14 days.

buttonbush seeds are ready for collection in the fall when they have turned reddish-brown. No pretreatment is necessary. Sow seeds into moist, humus soils in full sun or part shade.

Cephalanthus occidentalis , Buttonbush ,zone= 5 , sow @ 70ºF

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 10:36AM
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ben_birding(z3 AR)

Mine have had high germination rates, typically about 70+%, but I used "Byron's Tea Recipe" to start the last batch. It went up to maybe 80+%. Sow them early spring or fall. I start them in small pots, but you can direct sow. They get rather big though; so sowing in pots is better I think.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 4:01PM
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I just started some seeds indoors. What is the growth rate from seed? Will I have a bush by fall? Im looking at transplanting some around a duck hole by October.

Thanks in advance

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 9:58AM
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