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Prunus davidiana

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 435275

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Prunus davidiana is cold hardy
USDA Zone:4 -30° to -20°F   (-34.5° to -29°C)
Type of plant - deciduous tree
Flower or inflorescence: WHITE to pale PINK, - 2.5cm. dia....early, first cherry to bloom
Fruit: -3cm. spher., YELLOW-RED, lanuginose
Foliage: to 1cm., lanceo, glossy above, toothed
Height, in meters: 9
Height, in feet: 29.70
Prunus davidiana seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Common names for Prunus davidiana:

Chinese Peach,  Davids Pfirsich,  Pere David's Peach,  Shan tao, 


Prunus davidiana is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

2:   Wants
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29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed 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.
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
161:   Edible Flowers
Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.
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.
597:  Rosaceae
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.
946:   Diabetes, Plants for treating diabetes
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Germination guide for Prunus davidiana

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.

Prunus davidiana 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 Prunus davidiana seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Prunus davidiana 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".
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno

Soak overnight (Pre-chill for 4 months)


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