Re: [gardeners] Oregon Grape Propagation

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 08:43:05 -0600

But Lon that's the opposite of what's happening in nature. Berries/seeds 
are maturing now. If they fall to earth (even through the medium of a 
bird's gut), they've got at least two months of warm weather before the 
cold. And this is a plant that is native and wild. Margaret L

At 10:17 PM 7/24/01 -0700, you wrote:
>You have the standard tall Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium).  The seed has
>to be stratified - go through cold, moist conditions, before it will
>germinate.  Put some in a plastic bag with a couple of tablespoons of moist
>peat, put it in the refrigerator (do NOT freeze it) and leave it for three
>months.  At the end of that time you should be able to plant it and have it
>germinate (in a suitably warm place - the seedlings won't come up if it
>isn't warm), of course).
>-Lon Rombough