Sambucus

Sambucus nigra

Germination Tips

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Sow @ 20°C for 6 weeks, then place @ 4°C for 6 weeks, then slowly raise temperature to 10°C for 6 weeks. If there is no germination, repeat the cycle. This mimics fall sowing outdoors for spring germination.

Sambucus caerulea

Germination Tips

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.

6

Requires scarification. Nick or rub between sheets of sandpaper.  See https://youtu.be/icB9HrqdQqU  Seed coat of Baptisia and Oxytropis and other Fabaceae can be scarified by soaking in boiling water. See http://botanicallyinclined.org/continuing-the-sowing-in-hot-water

Sambucus callicarpa

Germination Tips

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.

Sambucus canadensis

Germination Tips

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.

Sambucus ebulus

Germination Tips

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.

8

Pulpy coat inhibits germination. Remove by soaking and rinsing in clean water daily for approximately 7 days. Discard water.

Sambucus racemosa

Germination Tips

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.

Sambucus sieboldiana

Germination Tips

8

Pulpy coat inhibits germination. Remove by soaking and rinsing in clean water daily for approximately 7 days. Discard water.

C

Sow @ 20°C for 3 months, then place @ 4°C for 3 months.
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