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Guidelines for Scarification and Stratification of Bonsai Seeds

Here is a list of some of the more popular types of seeds and how to sprout them into seedlings.

Quick Key:

Scarify is soaking the seeds in water. This is to soften it and make it easier to germinate.

Stratify is the subjecting of the seed to temperature either warm, cold or both in order to simulate the natural earth environment cycle. You plant the seeds in a bit of peat moss, moisten it then put it in a sealable plastic bag.

Plant - this is the sowing of the seed in soil so it can germinate.

Note that if at any time during this whole process your seeds germinate then they are good and you can go ahead and plant them in soil!

 

Type of Seed Scarify Stratify Plant
Japanese White Pine warm water for 24 hours Warm stratify in moist peat moss for 60 days Sow 3/8 deep
Gray Bark Elm warm water for 24 hours Cold stratify for 60 days Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep
Japanese Firethorn Warm water for 24 hours Cold stratify for 30 days Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep
Japanese Heavenly bamboo warm water for 24 hours Not needed Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep
Japanese White Birch warm water for 24 hours Cold stratify for 60 days Sow on surface of soil
Trident Maple warm water for 24 hours Cold stratify for 90 days Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep
Japanese Maple Hot tap water for 48 hours Warm stratify for 120 days then cold stratify for 120 days Sow seeds 3/8 inch deep
Nomura Red Maple Hot tap water for 48 hours Warm stratify for 60 days then cold stratify for 60 days Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep
Japanese Larch warm water for 24 hours Cold stratify for 30 days Sow seeds 1/16 inch deep
Japanese Hornbeam Warm water for 24 hours Warm stratify for 60 days then cold stratify for 90 days Sow seeds 1/8 inch deep

 


 

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