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Hovenia dulcis

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1409

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Hovenia dulcis is cold hardy
USDA Zone:6 -10° to 0°F   (-23.5° to -18°C)
Type of plant - deciduous tree
Flower or inflorescence: GREENISH, frag., 5-7cm. infls.
Fruit: pedicels RED, edible, partic. bletted..(scarify seed, germ. 1-2 months warm)
Foliage: 10-20cm. ovate, cord., glossy
Height, in meters: 20
Height, in feet: 66.00
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Common names for Hovenia dulcis:

Chi kou,  Chi tsao,  Chinese Raisin Tree,  Japanese Raisin Tree,  Japanese Raisin Tree,  Japanisches Mahagoni,  Kemponashi,  Mi chih kou,  Mu hsing,  Mu mi,  Quaffbirne,  Sarmiento Japones, 


Hovenia dulcis is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
50:   Japanese Native and Introduced Plants
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
169:   Sandy Soil Plant Seed List
177:   Shrubs and Trees For Autumn Colour
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
592:  Rhamnaceae
946:   Diabetes, Plants for treating diabetes
This list has been put together mostly from scientific experiments published on the internet.
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Hovenia dulcis

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.

Hovenia dulcis seeds will usually germinate in 28-56 days, if conditions are favourable.
Normally germinates in the dark. Sow Hovenia dulcis seeds about 3mm deep in a free draining and water retentive seed sowing mix at about 21°C.

Hovenia dulcis seeds have a hard seed coat that is impermeable to water, and which prevents the seed from imbibing.

Scarification: Large seeds can be chipped with a chizel, knife or rasp. Smaller seeds may be scraped on sandpaper, clipped with nail clippers or pricked with a needle. Try to do this on the side away from the hilum. After scarification seeds are usually soaked in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately.


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