|Common name||Dwarf Mugo Pine|
|Germination|| First, scarify the seeds. For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water for 24-48 hours, followed by 6 weeks cold stratification before sowing at 1/4" deep in sterile gardening soil. Keep pot in warm situation, 68-75 °F. Germination usually occurs in one to two months. It can be more depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't lose faith.
|Scarification / Stratification|| Seed coats may be so hard that they are impermeable to water. They need to be scratched or broken using a knife or sandpaper, in order to germinate. Chip the seeds with a sharp knife or make a few swipes with a sharp edged file or use sandpaper to allow moisture being more readily absorbed.
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