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Seed storage and pretreatment for Salix pentandra

Common name Willow (Bay)
Scientific name Salix pentandra
Storage characteristics Recalcitrantc
Storage moisture content and temperature Store moist @ 4°C
Dormancy characteristics -
Pretreatment method -
Efficacy of pretreatment / remarks -
Approximate date to initiate artificial pre-treatment (for 1 March sowing) -

Footnotes

Storage characteristics

Recalcitrant - seeds that cannot be dried or frozen and are therefore short-lived.

c Maximum advisable storage c. 4 weeks in non-drying conditions @ 0°C

Practice Guide

CoverRaising Trees and Shrubs from Seed (PDF-648K)

Forestry Commission Practice Guide 18.