The Way to Propagate Magnolia Grandiflora by Seeds
Introduce a bit of Southern culture through developing a Magnolia grandiflora, or Southern magnolia. The beautiful white blooms characteristic of these Southern beauties provide off and will become the focal point of your property. Southern magnolias revel in their aromatic beauty and make shade trees, providing a pleasant place underneath their branches.
Gather Magnolia grandiflora seeds from. Wear gloves when pulling on the seed pods out of the cone to protect your hands. Lay the pods on a paper towel in a warm place. Allow the rest for two to three days to dry and open.
Shake the pods that are open lightly over the paper towel to extract the red seeds. Fill out a bowl half full with warm water. Place the seeds from the water. Leave the seeds to soak substituting the water every 24 hours.
Pour the contents of the bowl into a strainer over a sink. Return the seeds to the bowl and put in water. Scrub the fleshy skin that is red out of the seeds with a toothbrush. Scrub the black seeds in water. Lay out the seeds on a paper towel and leave them .
Pour of sand to the base of a plastic bag. Add a layer of peat moss on top of the sand. Place the dry seeds . Add a second layer of moss. Seal the bag and place it.
Remove from the refrigerator in the spring when temperatures are constantly above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the seeds and rinse off any clinging sand or peat moss.
Choose a planting site in your yard that includes soil that is moist, well-draining and receives partial shade. Pull any weeds, clear debris and remove any stones. Distribute a 3-inch layer of mulch within the plant website. Mix the mulch to the top 10 inches of soil with a trowel.
Pat the soil firmly back into place. Press the magnolia seed 1/4-inch deep into the soil. Cover the seed with soil and tamp it down gently. Distribute a layer of mulch evenly. Water the area thoroughly with a garden hose.
Keep the planting website moist but not wet for two to four weeks or until the seed germinates. Continue watering the area once each week.