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can i start desert willow seeds now?

Posted by scotty66 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 29, 11 at 22:13

I got a couple of seed pods off a desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) and would like to start growing some of the seeds now so I can plant them next spring, but I am an absolute newbie at this sort of thing.

how do I got about this?
Can I just put some seeds in 4" planter and stick it in a window sill? or should i buy a small fluorescent light?
Once (if) it starts to grow, how big an issue will indoor lighting be for a plant started in early September?

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia link for the desert willow (Chilopsis linearis)

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RE: can i start desert willow seeds now?

Yes , you can. Do half now and half in the spring. I might want to protect them from the cold this winter. I have found them a very easy seed. almost every seed will germinate. I scattered them directly into a looses mix in a 4" pot outside.

RE: can i start desert willow seeds now?

wow that is a pretty tree flower, I have a tree that I thought was a desert willow, I know it is in the willow family - but the place I got it could not give me the true name. It had tiny yellow flowers this year and slender pods, that I wish I would have saved. - I know that my tree came from the valley. -

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