Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a unique and beautiful addition to your landscape? Consider the Keteleeria davidiana, also known as David's Keteleeria. This evergreen conifer tree is native to Taiwan and southeast China, and can reach heights of up to 150 ft with an irregular oblate crown and large branches. The tree thrives in a more continental climate, and at elevations of 650-5000 ft. Its needle-like leaves are a shiny dark green, and its cones stand erect and measure 8-20 cm long. The tree's wood is also a popular choice for a variety of purposes, including construction, furniture, and wood fiber. When planting, ensure a sheltered position in moist but well-drained soil with added leafmold, and plant small trees between 30 and 90 cm in height. With proper care, this slow-growing tree can make a stunning addition to any landscape.