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Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty' cotoneaster

Posted by carino2010 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 2, 12 at 15:45

Can you grow cotoneaster from their red berries? If so, how and when should these be planted? Thanks.

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RE: Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty' cotoneaster

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 2, 12 at 17:16

Cotoneaster dammeri , Bearberry cotoneaster, germination erratic (meaning not all seeds will germinate at the same time) Clothiers: sow 3 months @ 39F, then 3 months @ 70F, recycle for some germination in each of 5 periods.

Nicking the seed before sowing may help, or acid etching with sulfuric acid - which I don't do, that stuff is nasty :) Nicking, sowing and placing pots outside in Sept works out pretty well, late for you to do that though.

How's your luck with cuttings? They would be faster from semi-hardwood cuttings taken approx July - Sept....

RE: Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty' cotoneaster

I have a couple of cuttings in a small dome-like plastic container which I planted a couple of days ago. I hope they take because the plant I now have is full of red berries. I squeezed one and saw two tiny seeds the size of a carrot seed. That was the reason for my post.

I appreciate your feedback.

RE: Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty' cotoneaster

Better done from mid summer cuttings, I used a container filled with a mix of 50/50 peat and perlite. Cover the container with a plastic bag poke a small hole in the bag. Keep the container in the shade. Sanding the seed is the same as cutting seed. Fall planting the seed should work also with germation in the spring.

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