Growing trailing arbutus from seed

prhartMarch 1, 2008

Does anyone have experience doing this? I know that it is very difficult to transplant trailing arbutus and that it is slow to re-establish. Does the seed need to be kept well watered during the germination and early growth stages? As an established plant, it prefers a fairly dry site.

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I haven't tried them from seed, but here's a link to a document by William Cullina of the NEWFS that discusses how to propagate them.
Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Trailing Arbutus

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 11:59AM
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naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

Razorback, that is an excellent and thorough document. I'm going to look for others from them. The description of areas the plant will grow well match what I have seen in Michigan....slopes, dry, acidic.

Good luck with your growing, prhart.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 8:11PM
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