Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Needs hot temperature to germinate. 85 degrees F recommended.|Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.
Looking for an evergreen tree that can work as a screen, hedge, or accent plant? Consider NAGEIA nagi, also known as Asian Bayberry or Broadleaf Podocarpus. This hardy species can withstand a range of weather conditions and grows best in a warm continental climate, requiring a hot, humid summer for satisfactory development. Nageia nagi is dioecious, with male and female plants needed for seed production. Its glossy, dark green leaves and compact branching habit make it a dense tree, reaching up to 90 feet in height, although it is usually seen at 30 to 40 feet due to its slow growth rate. Its wood is used for construction, furniture, and handiwork, while its seeds yield an edible oil used in industry. Young leaves are also occasionally eaten. This species is threatened by habitat loss, so consider adding it to promote biodiversity.