A late arrival – Lindera benzoin seedlings

I’ve been watching out for Lindera germination on a regular base and had started to think about what could have been wrong: I collected the seeds myself, cleaned the pulp by hand (the seed coat is very thin), kept them moist and warm in late fall and then provided winter cold outside.

Lindera benzoin fruits & seeds

It seems nothing was wrong – a couple of days ago they finally showed up! Apparently they like to germinate (speaking of the shoots) after it gets a little warmer.


Lindera benzoin seedlings

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  1. sueturner31
    sueturner31 says:

    Oooh, seed watching is brilliant. This year my huge successes are 4 seeds of Passiflora Popenovii up and sporting true leaves now and Codonopsis Grey- Wilsonii started off several years ago, they made small tubers which are now this year sending up long thin climbing shoots…We do need some patience. Sue

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