Magnolia trees, big and well-known for his or her foliage – flowers, give a unique appearance to your own garden or lawn. The magnolia genus includes more than 100 species of trees, including Magnolia stellata and Magnolia grandiflora. Magnolias have variable hardiness depending on the species, but a lot of cultivars prosper in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 6 through 10. Magnolias grow easily from seed received from a magnolia tree that is mature. Storing and cleaning the seed from its cones raises the possibility of germination.
Before they open completely collect mature seed cones in the magnolia tree.
Put the seed cones. Wait to open; this often takes requires several times.
Take the seeds from the cones. Fill a bowl with luke warm water and place the seeds. This helps loosen the seed coat. Soak the seeds overnight or for several times.
Put a colander in the sink from falling down the drain to stop seeds. Gently clean the magnolia seeds to eliminate the outer-coat. Use a hardware cloth to rub the coat if desired.
Fill a container with water and drop the magnolia seeds in. Discard floating seeds; they’re not generally viable and will not likely germinate.
Spread the seeds that were magnolia on a paper-towel. Allow the seeds to dry over-night.
Fill a bag. Cover the magnolia seeds with moist peat moss. Seal the bag.
Store the magnolia seeds in the fridge at 32 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t place the seeds.
Leave the seeds in the fridge for at least 60-days. When prepared to plant remove the seeds.