I would like to know if it is possible to grow a red berried Pyracantha from seed.
It should be possible by collecting seeds from a plant in the autumn. Once collected, you will need to remove the outer coat of the seed, the red fleshy part, and then place the seed in your fridge for 60 days to break the seeds cold dormancy mechanism. Lightly scratch the seed coat with some very fine sand paper to scuff the hard coat, then you can sow the seeds as normal.
Pyracantha is very easy to propagate at this time of year from stem cuttings from the current year’s growth, with a small part of the previous year’s growth on the base of the cutting. Please note this method will produce rooted cuttings until spring, but cuttings taken after Christmas never seem to grow as well as ones taken between September and December. For More information click here
Growing pyracantha from seed
November 3rd, 2006 · No Comments
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