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Planting dogwood seeds?

ruskbucks

5 year old buck +
Has anyone tried planting dogwood seeds/ berries? Any success? It seems everyone does cuttings, but never heard of anyone trying seeding.
 

cavey

5 year old buck +
It cant hurt, but I wonder if they have to pass through a bird or mammals digestive track first for better germination? Some berries/seeds are better sown/scattered that way by nature. Cuttings and cutting transplants just give you an edge and likely a higher success rate. By the lack a replies I would guess the general answer is no. I would think the effort would be like tossing out mini snacks for the critters. But I think many of us grab and strip seed from plants as we walk... I have, just not dogwood seeds.
 
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cavey

5 year old buck +
You might wanna try a seed tray and or an area in the garden ... could even just try planter box. I have a cutting bed I made filled with sand that I rooted out a mess of red osier cuttings in that would work too. It would be an experiment as I still feel cuttings are so much easier.
 

g squared 23

5 year old buck +
I’d like to try this as I have had piss poor luck with cuttings.


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surmn8er

Yearling... With promise
Would rooting hormone help when doing cuttings or is that just a waste of time?
 

cavey

5 year old buck +
Dogwood really roots well on its own especially in damper soils. You can take dogwood cuttings in such volume that I dont see it being worth it.
 

Chainsaw

5 year old buck +
Seeds planted in jugs(planting medium in gallon water jugs) and tossed out into the snow banks from January thru March have been the best seed sprouting/ growing system for me so far. I've used that system for starting daylilies and apple seeds outdoors. Tried it with sumac-no germination. Have not tried it with dogwood.
 

Lucky_P

5 year old buck +
Have not tried any of the American native dogwoods, but the Eurasian Corneliancherry dogwood, C.mas, and its 'cousin' C.occidentalis, have 'double dormancy', requiring additional steps &/or time in order to get them to germinate.
 
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