Attempt to grow Chinese (Kousa) Dogwood from Seed
I recently acquired some seeds from the berries of Kousa dogwood trees. I decided to give it a shot at growing them.
They will probably be inside for this first year, as I'm currently in an apartment.
I did some research already, and some sources suggest stratification to get them to germinate, and one suggested soaking in 3 parts white vinegar to 1 part water for 3-4 days then scrubbing with a brush, then planting. I'm trying the vinegar with some, and want to try the other method with others, but I'm not sure exactly how to do that. Suggestions?
Also I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for this in general.
Has anyone on this forum successfully grown Kousa Dogwood from seeds before? What methods did you use?
How about nicking the seeds with a knife to get them to germinate?