starting juniper seeds
Hi all. I have seeds for the following trees:
- Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Columnaris')
- Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
I've read many websites regarding growing junipers from seed. Most sites say that the germination rate for any juniper species is very low (often less than 10%). Also, the stratification methods for juniper seeds vary widely, depending on which site you read. Many sites indicate a warm and cold stratification period, while others only call for cold stratification. Also the stratification times vary widely, from 30 days to 90+ days.
Has anyone had success growing junipers from seed? if so, can you offer any tips or suggestions on how to stratify junipers from seed?