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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Erica arborea is cold hardy
USDA Zone:7 0° to 10°F (-17.5° to -12.5°C)
|Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence:
frag. WHITE, in racemes to 40cm.
to 5mm., in 4s., GREY
|Height, in meters: 4
Height, in feet: 13.20
|Erica arborea sales history
Common names for Erica arborea:
|(root wood for briar pipes etc), Brezo, Briar, Brierroot, Heidekraut, Tree Heath, Velika Vrijes,|
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.|
|14||: Cape Heaths (African Ericas) Seed List|
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|42||: Croatian Native and Introduced Plants|
|46||: Mediterranean Natives and Introduced Plant Seeds|
|52||: Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds|
|See also *Economic Timber Trees|
|55||: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds|
|79||: North African Native and Introduced Plants|
|80||: South West European Native and Introduced Plants|
|146||: Standard Trainable 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|
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.
Erica arborea seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Erica arborea 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".
(Pre-chill for 4 weeks).