Growing Magnolias - Knowledgebase Question

Altus, OK
Question by tallVesl
July 4, 1999
How do you plant and grow a magnolia from a seed?


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Answer from NGA
July 4, 1999

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Place the seeds in moist, not soggy, sand in a closed container or ziplock bag. Store them in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 months. Remove and plant in a rich, peaty mix, just barely covering the seeds. Moisten the mix well and cover with a clear plastic bag to hold in the moisture. Most references indicate they germinate best at slightly cool temperatures (approximately 50 degrees F).

The seeds may be slow to germinate, taking a couple of months or more, so be patient.

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