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Q.Propagating Burning Bush From Seed….Placing Them In A Jar Of Wet Or Dry Sand?

Zone Chelsea, Quebec, Canada. Possibly zone 3-4 | Anonymous added on November 11, 2020 | Answered

I tried rooting cuttings but they either got mouldy or just withered away. Want to try with seeds but your website is not clear about putting seeds in a jar full of sand, whether it should be damp or dry, jar sealed or unsealed, seeds layered between layers of sand, etc. Also will seeds from a miniature or dwarf burning bush reproduce true to the parent plant or could they result in a full size bush? In other words is a dwarf bush a hybrid or a separate species of its own? Thank you in advance.

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Answered on November 12, 2020

Seeds from a dwarf or miniature would be a hybrid and therefore the seedling won't be true to the parent plant.

You can mix the seeds in a moist jar of sand with a lid or in a plastic ziploc bag. Keep them in the fridge for 3 months for stratification. They need the cold dormancy before they will sprout.

In the spring, plant them outside after frost or start them indoors.

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