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Need advice on Carolina Moon Seed and tulip magnolia

Posted by msbatt 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 22, 10 at 19:26

I gathered both of these today, and need to know how to germinate then. Also, any advice on rooting cuttings from them and from Confederate Rose hibiscus.

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RE: Need advice on Carolina Moon Seed and tulip magnolia

I have a saucer magnolia tree in my backyard. Just collected seeds for the first time this year. Assuming that the seeds and seed pods are very similar. Not sure if it's the same method but the seeds should be red. You'll want to soak them for atleast 24 hours then peel of the red coating as well as the fleshy pulp to remove the hard black seed inside. They need a cold period. So store in a refrigerator from anywhere of 1-3 months. Then sow.
I had some already in the refrigerator for a few days and I took them out before adding more and sowed in a small pot. It could take a couple weeks to a couple months to sprout but thought I'd give it a try and see.

RE: Need advice on Carolina Moon Seed and tulip magnolia

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 23, 10 at 11:02

Cocculus carolinus - The seeds need cold stratification of 3 months and will then germinate in an additional 21-30 days at approx 68� F. You can place cleaned seeds in a bit of moist sterile sand or moist vermiculite and put into your refrigerator for 3 months, or sow in pots and leave them outdoors over winter for the cold period.

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