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Cornus suecica

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 436720

Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: v. small, RED tinted, in term. umbels, bracted
Fruit: SCARLET drupe
Foliage: prs. 2-4cm. lfts., opp., RED in fall
Height, in meters: 0.15
Height, in feet: 0.50
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Cornus suecica:
Chamaepericlymenum suecicum, 

Common names for Cornus suecica:

Dwarf Cornel,  Dwarf Dogwood,  Northern Bunchberry,  Schwedischer Hartriegel, 


Cornus suecica is included in the following
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43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
50:   Japanese Native and Introduced Plants
86:   Natives of U.S.North East
88:   Natives of U.S.North West
95:   Canadian Natives Central Area
100:   North East European Native Plant Seed List
130:   Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)
324:  Cornaceae


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Germination guide for Cornus suecica

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis 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.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Cornus suecica seeds will usually germinate in 90-730 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Cornus suecica seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 12°C.

Some Summer fruiting plants have seeds that need warm then cold periods to complete germination.

(2 months at 70#F then 3 months in frig)


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