Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
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|Family Common Name:
||Prunus ilicifolia (Nutt. ex Hook. & Arn.) D. Dietr.
||Marin County, California
||P. ilicifolia is found on dry slopes and fans, mostly below 5,000 feet elevation; from the Coast ranges and Napa County south to Lower California and Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands.
Root System: Firm plug in container.
||Seeds are collected between January 6th and January 10th.
Mature fruitsred to blue-black.
Seed is tan and hard at maturity.
||Seed Cleaning: Mash fruits by hand in water. Continue and float pulp off seeds.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept dry and stored in a refrigerator.
||Soak seeds overnight in fresh water. Rinse in 5% bleach solution for 1 minute and rinse thoroughly in water. Place seeds in a plastic freezer bag with an equal amount of perlite. Place in stratification at 40 F in a refrigerator for 1 to 3 months or until seeds begin to germinate.
|Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:
Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Direct Seeding.
1 seed is sown per 2" x 10" tubes (Deepot 40) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand
Seeds are planted 1 times the seed diameter to depth.
Containers are watered in with an automatic irrigation system.
Seeds are sown on March 1st.
% Germination: 25%
||A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.
|Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Prunus ilicifolia (Nutt. ex Hook. & Arn.) D. Dietr. plants (Deepot 40); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 24 November 2014). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.|