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How to grow Linden tree from seeds (Tilia) 椴樹種子孵法

How to grow Linden tree from seeds (Tilia) 椴樹種子孵法

Linden flowers (Tilia) are quite fragrant.   椴樹開花很香.

Linden flowers (Tilia) are quite fragrant.
椴樹開花很香.

Linden seedling. (Tilia) 椴樹實生苗.

Linden seedling. (Tilia) 椴樹實生苗.

Linden seeds germination. (Tilia) 椴樹種子發芽.

Linden seeds germination. (Tilia) 椴樹種子發芽.

1.Clean seeds, sanitize the growing soil or medium.
1.種子要先洗淨+殺菌+消毒.
2.Prepare pot or container fill with soil or medium.  Moist the soil then place the seeds on top of soil, do not cover the seeds.  Cover the pot or container with re-sealable bag or clear plastic bag and then store in the fridge.
2.準備點播用淺的苗盆,土壤用田土(沒有的話用培養土也可以)+排水佳介質+有機肥1比1比0.25點播於小苗盆上不覆土. 用夾鍊袋/塑膠袋封起後冰箱冷藏庫中冷層積,等發芽.
3.Check and open once a week for air circulation.  About 3-6 months seeds will germinate.
3.一週檢查一次順便透氣. 約3-6個月發芽.
4.Pick the seeds out to pot them individually after once they are growing.  Grow the seedlings partial shade location with good air flow and keep soil moist.
4.出芽後1個種子單獨一小盆為佳. 置於半日照通風處生長. 要保持一定濕度.
5.Apply light organic fertilizer after seedlings have 6 leaves.  Change to full sun location.
5.等本葉長出6片後小盆換中盆. 施有機薄肥,改全日照.
*Because Linden tree do not produce lots of viable seed, under 8%.  So there are not too many seedlings you can find under the tree.   Many thought their seeds require 3-5 years of germination period.

*此種樹種子雖多,有胚的有效種子卻比率相當少,低於8%. 再加上自然環境下能發芽的很少. 所以有人誤以為要3-5年才會發芽.Once they are germinated, they grow fast without any special care!  Small flowers but so many of them with strong nice fragrance.  Linden trees flower in late spring to early summer.  Great food source for bees. — My family and I have tasted Linden honey, nice flavour!但是一旦發芽後卻長得很快,容易栽種,不需怎樣特別的照顧. 花小而多有強香. 春末夏初開花,花開滿樹是很好的蜜源. –我嚐過的椴花蜜有很特別的滋味,家人都非常喜歡.

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 美國楓香

American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is a large, native, deciduous tree that grows up to 60′-70′ tall. The leaves are 45′ wide.  Easy to grow.  Best grow in full sun location.  USDA Zones:5-9.  In fall, the green foliage turns orange red, quite stunning.   Its hard wood is good for furniture.  Its fruit and resin are valuable for medicinal uses.  Easy to propagate from seeds, cuttings or grafting.

原生於北美東部.  算是大型的落葉喬木.  以全日照環境為佳.  容易栽種.  耐寒.  秋色葉由綠轉橘紅,相當耀眼.  木材是硬木很適合做傢俱.  楓果在中藥叫’路路通’,為婦科用藥.  其樹的乾燥樹脂為中藥’楓香脂’,別名楓脂、膠香、白膠、白膠香、芸香等,主要為止血止痛以及解毒.  成熟株高60-70呎,寬幅為45呎.   容易以種子,扦插或嫁接等方式來繁殖.