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Germination of

Pyrus Betulifolia

Birchleaf Pear, Chinese Pear, Asian Pear.

Pyrus Betulifolia

Pyrus betulifolia: Pyrus betulifolia, also known as the birchleaf pear, is a deciduous tree that is native to China. To germinate Pyrus betulifolia seeds, start by stratifying the seeds for 60-90 days in a cool, moist environment such as a refrigerator. After stratification, plant the seeds in a well-draining potting mix, covering them with a light layer of soil. Water the soil gently to avoid disturbing the seeds. Place the pot in a bright and warm location, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Germination can take up to several weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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