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How to grow Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds 四照花種子孵法

How to grow Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds 四照花種子孵法

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) red ripe fruit in late summer to early fall. 四照花夏末秋初的紅色成熟果實.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) red ripe fruit in late summer to early fall. 四照花夏末秋初的紅色成熟果實.

Fall colour of  the 3rd year seedling. 實生苗第3年的紫紅秋色.

Fall colour of the 3rd year seedling. 實生苗第3年的紫紅秋色.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds. 四照花種子.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds.
四照花種子.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds germination. 四照花種子孵出

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds germination from day 34. 四照花種子第34天開始孵出

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seedlings turning green. 四照花種子開始伸展及轉綠

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seedlings turning green. 四照花種子開始伸展及轉綠

2015-01-23Flowering dogwood (Medium)

First set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第一對本葉長出.

Second set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第2對本葉長出.

Second set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第2對本葉長出.

This beautiful small flowering tree or large shrub is very beautiful and easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Late spring pink flowered varieties usually bloom first then white flowered varieties. The four large “petals" are not really flower petals, they are actually bracts.  The pom-pom like center are many tiny flowers.

這種美麗開花的小型樹或大型灌木很容易栽種在全日照或半日照處.  春末夏初才開白花,白色的花瓣其實不是花瓣,是萼片,中間那撮小小的團狀看似花心的才是真正的花. 不過也因此有更長的賞花期.

I like the white varieties just because the most of spring flowering trees and shrubs bloom in mid to late spring, when white flowered varieties flowers to summer, I feel I have spring extended! 😉

我喜歡白色的這種,因為它晚開,當春花都開盡了它才登場,感覺就是春天因此而延續了! 1.Its fruit ripe in mid-late fall so you have to collect the fruit, remove the fruit pulp and clean seeds.

Dry seeds, put the seeds in a re-sealable bag and then store in freezer for 1-1.5 months to simulate winter.

1.這白花的成熟的果實是紅色形如小荔枝的果實,內有數個種子.  要去掉皮與果肉渣後取出種子,洗淨乾燥後放在小夾鍊袋於冰箱冷凍庫來保存"過冬"如此種子可以保存數年,要種時才取出.

2.Wake up the seeds by bath seeds in warm water for 2 days. You can use thermal bottle to do this if you have large quantities of seeds to grow.    Seeds have quite thick hard shell so it is OK.

2.將種子由冰箱取出後泡溫水2天可叫醒種子. 若孵的種子數量多可以用小保溫壺. 種殼很厚,稍熱的溫水都沒關係.

3.Scoop the seeds and plant in a pot or container.  Use moist potting soil or well drained growing medium.  I covered the container to keep seeds moist and place in warm place.

3.撈出種子後種在溼苗盆或容器上放在溫暖處,用蓋住保溼保溫方式悶到發芽破殼.

4.Check seeds once every 2 or 3 days.  Seeds usually germinate around 30-45 days according to the temperature.

4.每兩到三天檢查種子並打開透氣.  依氣溫不同通常30-45天發芽.

5.Pick up the germinated seed and plant in the individual small pot.  Place them in warm, partial shade location.   Keep moist.

5.揀出剛發芽破殼的種子個別種在小盆中,置放在半日照溫暖處生長.  注意保溼.

6.Transplant the seedlings to bigger pots or in the ground when they have 8 leaves.  Move them to full sun location and apply light fertilizer. From seed to flower is about 4-6 years according to the soil and light exposure.  It is very nice gift tree to grow for any garden! 🙂

6.小苗本葉約8片時可以移到較大盆或是地植. 改成全日照可以開始施用肥料.   根據土壤肥沃及日照程度不同,種子種到開花約4-6年.   它是很適合當禮物的庭園小型開花樹種.

Language of flower – Am I Indifferent to You?

四照花的花語:我與你不同嗎?

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