Information for Prunus pumila v. depressa

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 405171
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:6
Type of plant - sub-shrub
Flower: frag. WHITE
Fruit: dk. RED round-ell. 1cm. edible drupe
Foliage: slender, BLUISH under
Height in meters: 0.3

Prunus pumila v. depressa is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
11:   Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
45:   Bee and Butterfly Attracting also Honey and Pollen Plant Seeds
87:   Natives of Central U.S.A.
96:   Canadian Natives Eastern
131:   Toxic Plants
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
597:  Rosaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Prunus pumila v. depressa seeds will usually germinate in 120-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22C.

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 4C or 5C 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".

Soak overnight (Pre-chill for 4 months)

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