40 Japanese Larch seeds (w/ 10-year bonsai growing guide) / Larix kaempferi bonsai seed kit

40 Japanese Larch seeds (w/ 10-year bonsai growing guide) / Larix kaempferi bonsai seed kit



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  • Materials: Japanese Larch seeds, 10 year bonsai seed growing guide by Ry2Tree2

Japanese Larch / Larix kaempferi is one of the best species for growing bonsai due to its rough, aged-looking bark, flexible branches, small needles, and beautiful and unique (for a conifer) golden fall foliage colors. Larches can be used in any style of bonsai but would especially thrive as a formal or informal upright, literati, as well as in a forest planting.

These seeds were sourced from a landscape tree at the famous Elandan Gardens. Like all "bonsai seeds", they are not genetically distinct from the species at large and it will require your knowledge of bonsai to make beautiful bonsai with these seeds. To that end, I have written what I believe is the most comprehensive information package on the complete process of growing a bonsai from seed. My 10-year bonsai-from-seed guide is also freely available through various articles on my blog (www.Ry2Tree2.com) but the hard copy I send you is an exclusive condensed and simplified version. I hope you and others will find it a useful reference guide over the years-long process of growing your bonsai. Specifically for buyers of these seeds, I will include a printed version with the important points distilled from my longer blog articles.

Thank you for supporting my bonsai work! Happy growing :)


P.S. Please note that Japanese larches grow best outdoors within USDA hardiness zones 4-8.

For best results, follow the procedure below for germination.
1. Scarification: Let stand in water for 24 hours.
2. Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
(Can go straight to cold stratifying and can try shorter length if desired, but success may be lower.)
(During stratification, storing with damp sphagnum moss or paper towels in a ziplock bag should work.)
3. Plant!

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Alec McAndrew Sep 17, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Item was as described seller has very good customer service my order was delayed and he said if I didnt receive them by the end of the week he offered to send more as to germinate success I do not know but seeds look good so well see would buy from Ryan again

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Karishan Somu Nov 2, 2020

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As advertised. No success with germination yet.

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