Arbutus Menziesi Germination

sequoia_stiffy(9)May 26, 2008

Any help on germinating these guys? This is my favorite california native, yet it's a total pain in the neck to get going. It's such a beautiful but also sensitive tree, and is currently declining throughout the bay area region. Every hike I go on, I see the same old madrone leaves wilting with black fungus spots on the leaves. has anybody had any success getting these slow-growing, sensitive guys to grow?

Madrone, madrone, madrone...

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