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growing rowan tree from berry

Last post 02-09-2008 8:40 PM by jadecon. 10 replies.

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  • 02/09/2008 03:18 PM
    • jadecon
    • southampton
    • 02 Sep 2008
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    hello all, i wonder would anyone be able to tell me how to grow rowan trees from seed?

  • 02/09/2008 05:51 PM
    • sue1002
    • Ipswich, Suffolk
    • 06 Sep 2005
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    Here is a link to a page on Rowans 

    http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/tfl.rowan.html

     

    About half way down the page is a bit on the seeds, it seems they require the cold weather to break down the seedpods for a year to two before they germinate.

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  • 02/09/2008 05:52 PM
    • ShirlR
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    We have a rowan tree, and the berries seem to germinate very quickly all over my garden, and I'm always pulling them up!  I think if you pot some up,keep them outside, they should germinate.  I haven't tried this - they just happen!

  • 02/09/2008 06:37 PM
    • Digger
    • Northern UK
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    We have a sycamore right outside of the garden gate and every damn seed it drops is viable! I spend ages in springtime uprooting the blighters

    digger Devil Sage of the fells
  • 02/09/2008 06:55 PM
    • Phot's-Moll
    • The sunny South coast.
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     If you know anyone with a Rowan tree, it might be worth having a look underneath to see if there are any self sown plants coming up. If there are, the owner will probably be happy for you to take on as not many people would want a thicket of them.

    http://patsysplot.blogspot.co.uk/
  • 02/09/2008 07:33 PM
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    Think stratification: grind up seeds with sharp sand, put in biscuit tin (c/w sand) with holes punched in lid, leave outdoors until spring, sow in gritty mix, set out seedlings in pots or nursery bed ASAP.

     

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  • 02/09/2008 08:33 PM
    • jadecon
    • southampton
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    Thanks, will give it a go!

  • 02/09/2008 08:35 PM
    • jadecon
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    thanks, will try it out!

  • 02/09/2008 08:36 PM
    • jadecon
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    we have a number of them near us so i know what you mean! total menace!

  • 02/09/2008 08:37 PM
    • jadecon
    • southampton
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    great idea thank you!

  • 02/09/2008 08:40 PM
    • jadecon
    • southampton
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    thanks for your suggestion!