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Prunus lyonii

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 435274

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Prunus lyonii is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F   (-12° to -6.5°C)
Type of plant - evergreen shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence: small WHITE in spikes to 12cm., ~ profuse
Fruit: RED-BLACK, ~ 2.5cm. globose, edible, good flavour
Foliage: narrow ovate, 5-12cm. long.....(stratify 1 month, germin. 2-5 months)
Height, in meters: 8
Height, in feet: 26.40
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Common names for Prunus lyonii:

Catalina Island Cherry, 


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

30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
76:   Californian Native Plant Seed List
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.
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
597:  Rosaceae
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.


Happier and Healthier Plants, Naturally

plant-fungus communities, for improved nutrition, and disease and drought resistance.


Germination guide for Prunus lyonii

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

Prunus lyonii 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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