All Things Gardening forum: How to plant Magnolia Tree seed?

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Daylilybaby
Sep 7, 2014 8:02 PM CST
I just found this red seed pod at the ground next to my magnolia tree, and there was a seed inside the pod. Should I just bury the seed in the garden bed soil?
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 8, 2014 6:08 AM CST
Around here we love our Magnolias. Do you know what variety you have?

Magnolia seeds need to be scarified (seed coat removed) and stratified (exposed to cool or cold temperatures for a period of time). After removing the seed coat, allow the seeds to rest for 3-6 months at around 40° to 45° F but don't let them dry out. The refrigerator works for that if you keep your fridge somewhere in that temperature range. After planting, the tiny seedlings are delicate and may freeze in very cold winter weather. The seeds could be planted inside and seedlings moved outdoors in warmer weather.
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Daylilybaby
Sep 8, 2014 8:08 AM CST
Sounds like a lot of effect and patient required. But I will give it a try! Thank you for your instruction. Thank You!
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Daylilybaby
Sep 8, 2014 8:14 AM CST
BTW, my is a three years old yellow Butterflies Magnolia.
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greene
Sep 8, 2014 9:28 AM CST
Your Butterfly Magnolia is a hybrid so it may not come true from seeds.
Should be interesting to see what grows.
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Daylilybaby
Sep 8, 2014 2:54 PM CST
And why is that?
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greene
Sep 8, 2014 3:30 PM CST
A hybrid is when they breed two different plants. Sometimes the new plants will not make seeds; sometimes it will make seeds but they will be sterile; sometimes the plant will make good seeds but there is no way to know which 'parent' the seeds will be like. That's all I know about hybrids. But if your seeds are viable it should be interesting to see what develops.
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Daylilybaby
Sep 8, 2014 3:44 PM CST
It will not be just like the hybrid itself?
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greene
Sep 8, 2014 3:51 PM CST
Probably not.
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Daylilybaby
Sep 9, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Sad Thank You!
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Seedfork
Sep 11, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Here is a link from that other site:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/80426/#b
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 12, 2014 3:57 AM CST
That's a lot of work.
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dave
Sep 12, 2014 5:01 AM CST

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 12, 2014 5:02 AM CST
Beautiful little tree.
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