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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Prunus virginiana is cold hardy
USDA Zone:2 -50° to -40°F (-45.5° to -40°C)
|Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence:
WHITE, -1cm., in dense raceme
dark RED to BLACK, round
-8cm., obov.-ell., fine serr.
|Height, in meters: 3.5
Height, in feet: 11.55
|Prunus virginiana sales history
Synonyms (alternative names) for Prunus virginiana:
|Padus virginiana (L.) Mill.,|
Common names for Prunus virginiana:
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
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|29||: Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List|
|30||: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List|
|76||: Californian Native Plant Seed List|
|87||: Natives of Central U.S.A.|
|88||: Natives of U.S.North West|
|94||: Natives of Rocky Mountain Area U.S.A.|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
Prunus virginiana seeds will usually germinate in 120-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Prunus virginiana 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".
Soak overnight (Pre-chill for 4 months)