B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:5
Type of plant - deciduous
Flower: frag. CREAM-WHITE
Fruit: PINK to RED 15cm. cones, PINK seed
Foliage: to 50x25cm., oblanceo.
Magnolia tripetala c.s. seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Magnolia tripetala c.s.:
Magnolia tripetala c.s.
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
11: Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
40: Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
55: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
86: Natives of U.S.North East
89: Natives of U.S.South East
719: North American Native Ethnobotanicals
720: Fire Resistant Plants
Magnolia tripetala c.s. seeds will usually germinate in 120+ days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 1mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 10°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
Place in frig. for 4 months.