B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Torreya californica is cold hardy
USDA Zone:7 0° to 10°F (-17.5° to -12.5°C)
|Type of plant - evergreen tree
Flower or inflorescence:
2-ranked, - 5cm.x3mm.
|Height, in meters: 20
Height, in feet: 66.00
|Torreya californica seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Synonyms (alternative names) for Torreya californica:
Common names for Torreya californica:
|California Nutmeg, California Nutmeg-yew, California Torreya,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|52||: Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds|
|See also *Economic Timber Trees|
|60||: Economic Timber Trees|
|see also Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds|
|76||: Californian Native Plant Seed List|
|157||: Conifer Seed List|
|See also *Australian and New Zealand Conifer Seed List|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|719||: North American Native Ethnobotanicals|
|Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual|
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.
Torreya californica seeds will usually germinate in 30-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Soak Torreya californica seeds in warm water for a day and a night, sow just below the surface of a sandy - loamy mix, keep at about 25°C, dark and moist (not damp)