When you're ready to sow and grow your Christmas tree seeds, here are some notes we hope will help....
- Sow on the surface of a pot of moist compost and lightly cover seed with sand or fine grit. Keep moist and at a temperature of 15-20°C. Do not discard too early as seeds may germinate the following year.
- N.B. Seeds will germinate faster if they are given a moist chilling before being sown: soak seeds for 24-48 hours, drain &, while moist, place in a polythene bag, tied loosely, and place in the fridge for 4 weeks. Open bag to allow air to enter twice weekly.
- If trees are intended for indoor use, growing in a container will limit their height, make them easier to lift, keep the roots intact and reduce needle shed.
- Ground grown trees can grow around 75cm per year, reaching an ultimate height of 30m!
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