The Q&A Archives: Preparing Wisteria Seeds

Question: Someone has given me a handful of rather large wisteria seeds..the coats are quite hard and I would like to know what I need to do to prepare them for planting and when I should plant them...I live in Houston, TX. I have tried before and failed...the seeds came from someone's plant....

Answer: According to Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants," the seeds should germinate without any special treatment and can be collected in the fall and sown immediately with good results. He also notes that extremely hard seeds can be soaked in water for twenty four hours prior to planting. Good luck with this batch!

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