|Common name||Japanese Yew|
|Germination||For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water for 24-48 hours, followed by three months of cold stratification before sowing at 1/2" deep in a sand-loamy soil. Any planting out is best done in late Spring or early Summer, after the last expected frosts. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation 68-75°F. Germination can take several months. It can be more depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't give up.|
|Scarification / Stratification|| This will break their dormancy. It creates a cold and moist environment for the seeds. Mixed in seeds with slightly moistened vermiculite or peat, only damp in a ziplock bag. Close zip bag shut and store it in the salad crisper compartment of your refrigerator. If any seeds begin to sprout during the cold stratification, simply remove the seed and plant.
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