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We have a large Magnolia tree that produces many seeds each year. A few small trees in the area have resulted naturally, but I would like to try harvesting seeds and planting a few.


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Consider contacting your county extension service if you have that available. They are professionals and if those present are in a different field of expertise they can usually locate one with the information you need.



I've tried Redbud and Kentucky Coffee seeds and from the result i need to contact my extension service also.


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I looked in that 20-25 years ago.
Firstly it can be done.
Secondly it's ... involved.
Apparently Magnolias seeds germenate best if they pass thru the gut of a bird. That does something (I forget) to the outer layer of the seeds. An alternative is to manually strip the seed. The yield is rather low I believe. Based on that the 4 I've had were all nursery grown. But if you must - go for it.
 
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