Grow\'Em Plant Propagation Database
Custom Search
main index
plants index

propagation techniques


growth media

growth enviroment

Seed - General
Chipping Seed
Soaking and Pricking
Pre-sprouting Seed
Stratifying Seed
Cuttings - General
Stem Cuttings
Heel Cuttings
Root Cuttings
Leaf Cuttings
Rooting Hormone
Rooting with Vitamin B1
Rooting with Willow Extract
Dividing Plants
Dividing Orchid Pseudobulbs
Simple Layering
Air Layering
Tip or Trench Layering
Serpentine Layering
Bulbs - General
Bulb Chipping
Bulb Scaling
Twin Scaling
Grafting - General
Cleft or Wedge Grafting
Bud Grafting
Whip Grafting
Side-veneer Grafting
Plants of Home and Garden
Trees and Shrubs
Fruits and Vegetables
Herbs
Grains and Grasses
Cacti and Succulents
Water Plants
Bonsai
Orchids
Growth Media
Soil
Sphagnum and Peat Moss
Manure, Nitrogen, Potassium
Perlite
Vermiculite
Compost
Making Compost
Compostables
Constructing a Compost Bin
Indoor & Vermicomposting
Compost Tea
Composting Problems
Fertilization
Foliar Feeding
Green Manures
Bone Meal & Other Additives
Manure, Nitrogen, Potassium
Containers and Enclosures
Pots & Potted Plants
Biodegradable Pots
Raised Beds
Cold Frames
Cloches
Water and Irrigation
Drainage
Lighting
Artificial Light
HID Lighting
Aquarium Lighting
On Photosynthesis
Mulches
Synthetic Mulch
Floating Row Covers
Favorite Gardening Sites
General Information
Specific Interests
Seeds and Seed Catalogs
Nurseries
Gardening Tools
Garden Design
Miscellaneous
header, pests and organic pest control

image gallery

header, plant of the week

Organic Pest Control
plant hardiness zone maps

plant of the week
image gallery

links

Prunus species

Trees and Shrubs, Bonsai

Soak seed, stratify 4 months, and sow 4" apart early in spring, just covered, well-drained soil essential, sunny spot preferred. Needs light to germinate. If germination is difficult, try planting and keeping seed warm for 2 weeks before stratification, or simply sow early in fall, ideally into cold frame for some protection

Plant purchased specimens early spring or fall, giving roots plenty of room. Many forms are self-fertile. Propagate named cultivars by softwood cuttings, air layering, or by grafting, especially by the side-veneer method. Ring-bark or tourniquet air layering works but slow. Suitable for bonsai, especially Prunus mume, the Japanese flowering apricot, and Prunus spinosa, blackthorn or sloe; these are hardy to zones 7-9 and 5-9, respectively

Edible species described in more detail under Fruits and Vegetables

Prunus amygdalus, Prunus dulcis (almond)
Prunus armeniaca (apricot)
Prunus cerasus, Prunus avium, Prunus tomentosa (sour cherry, sweet cherry, Nanking cherry, bush cherry)
Prunus persica (peach, nectarine)
Prunus species (cherry)
Prunus species (plum, damson)

Cuttings
Cleft or Wedge Grafting
Cold Frames
Fruits and Vegetables
Air Layering
Soil
Soaking and Pricking
Stratifying Seed
Trees and Shrubs
Bonsai

 
Don't see what you're looking for? Try our Search function.