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Alex.. Laurel and Sarcococca

Posted by taxonomist 7b VA (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 15, 11 at 19:08

I am badly in need of some info relating to germination of seeds of Sarcocca hookeriana and Danae racemosa. These two shrubs do well here in central Virginia and I have a large supply of seeds that I would hate to scrap.The Danae seeds that I tried last year rotted. Any advice will be much appreciated.

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RE: Alex.. Laurel and Sarcococca

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 15, 11 at 19:44

Sarcococca - sow cleaned seed 55 - 65o for germination in 30 - 120 days.

That 55F range is really hard for me to achieve indoors.

I've had good germination with these sowing in late winter - soaking overnight, sowing and placing the pots outdoors where the seeds may get days in the 50s, occasionally 60s and much cooler nights (even exposed to sometimes overnight frost early on). Cover seed by approx 1/8", top with some grit, protect from birds. I pot the seedlings individually when a few weeks old, and leave them in their pots an additional year....

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Here is a link that might be useful: Danae, poets laurel

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