B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Arbutus xalapensis is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - evergreen
Flower or inflorescence:
WHITE or PINK
dk. RED, glob. (alt. 1675m.)
elliptcal to 10cm., glossy.. smoothish PINK-CINNAMON exfoliating bark
|Height, in meters: 12
Height, in feet: 39.60
|Arbutus xalapensis sales history
Synonyms (alternative names) for Arbutus xalapensis:
Common names for Arbutus xalapensis:
|Mexican Madrone, Texas Madrone,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|We are looking for seeds from this plant, if you know where we can find seeds or would like to be told when we have a source, please let me know.|
|29||: Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List|
|44||: Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties|
|62||: Mexican Native and Introduced Plants|
|85||: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)|
|109||: Central American Native and Introduced Plants|
|185||: Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke|
|"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|719||: North American Native Ethnobotanicals|
|Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Arbutus xalapensis seeds will usually germinate in 60-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Arbutus xalapensis seeds need to be "overwintered" before they will germinate.
Stratification; cold treatment or vernalization. Seeds of some species 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".