Japanese Torreya Torreya nucifera - Caryotaxus nucifera

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Botanical Name:

Torreya nucifera

Family:

Taxaceae

Genus:

Torreya

Species:

nucifera

Common Name:

Japanese Torreya

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow 1-2 deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period.
Physical Characteristics : An evergreen Tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland).It requires moist soil.
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Torreya nucifera is a slow-growing coniferous tree native to southern Japan and to South Korea 's Jeju Island . It is also called Kaya ( 榧 ? ) or Japanese Nutmeg-yew .