Magnolia: Are my seeds inert?
Last post 23-06-2012 9:46 PM by mrobertsonesq. 0 replies.
23/06/2012 09:46 PM
I have a large/mature magnolia in my garden, and would like to propogate it. While I am currently trying air layering, I would also like to do so from seed.
However, before I even get to touching the seeds (and have read up on this and how to propogate), all the articles and pictures I have seen show the seeds as being large, red/orange in colour and almost bursting from the seed pods.
My seed pods start to drop in June, and continue through to August, and the seeds are never any colour like red. They are either white (when the pods are attached) or brown, once the pods turn brown and drop to the ground themselves.
Does this mean they are inert? Any/all advice very much appreciated.