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Photinia arbutifolia

Common name(s): Christmas Berry, Toyon, Tollon

Plant type: evergreen small tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: late Summer
Cutting maturity: softwood
Rooting hormone: IBA Quick Dip 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: no information
Time to rooting: 12-20 weeks

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 2-3 months.
Time required for germination: 5-6 weeks
Comment: An alternative seeding environment is greenhouse bed.

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: late Winter
Type of graft: side graft
Rootstock: P. serrulata 'Nova'