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Product Code: ES 28 Bonsai
Characteristics: Deciduous tree 15 m spread 3 m
Seeds per packet: Approx. 25
Tall fast growing conical deciduous tree from China similar in appearance to the more common North American cousin but with tri-lobed leaves.
Exhibits beautiful autumn colour of red orange and purple, leaves may persist in to winter before falling. Young growth is burgundy in colour.
Produces a fragrant sap used in Chinese medicine as an antiseptic and in perfumery.
Adaptable to most soils and positions, drought and frost resistant.
Pre-treatment of scarification & stratification is recommended for this species. This can be replicated by cold stratification in the refrigerator or alternatively over wintering in the garden in cold climates will assist germination.
Cold treatment is not critical for germination to occur but should give increased germination rates.
Seed are best sown in spring. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 16-22°C
General note: Seeds of many plants are dormant and may require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
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