I am very heartbroken to have had to have my beautiful mature Strawberry Tree taken out. I could not afford to have it transplanted, but I want to preserve it in some way. I did not think to ask for cuttings, but I still have some ripe fruit. Is it possible to grow a strawberry tree from the fruit?

  • What do mean by a strawberry tree? What species? – kevinskio Jul 21 '18 at 12:03
  • You are presumably referring to Arbutus of some variety? – Bamboo Jul 22 '18 at 14:22

Wikipedia says this about sprouting them from seed:

"Propagation can be done via seed, layering, or cutting.

The seed should undergo a one month cold stratification period, then soaked for 5 to 6 days in warm water to improve germination success. Seedlings are prone to damp, and should be cared in the first year.

Germination rate is low, rarely over 20%."

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