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Wikstroemia trichotoma

Synonym(s) Wikstroemia japonica
Family thymelaeaceae
Life cycle shrub
Flowers yellow (Aug-Sep)
Size 5'
From seed scarify, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Can't find much info on this one. The HPS/MAG seed listing says it has a sweet perfume at night. The seed came from a Philadelphia-area garden, so it is hardy to at least zone 7. I hope it will survive zone 6.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04/'05 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F (34d). At this point, rubbed off the moldy soft seed overlayer, exposing a shiny roundish seed. Cracked the brittle coat of this seed. All germinated within 4-8d

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