how do I propagate a red bud tree from its seed pods?
Seed pods should be collected in late summer after they have dried and turn black. Redbud have a hard seed coat as well as embryo dormancy.Both pre-chilling and scarification are required for germination. Scarify by mechanical filing or using sand paper. Pre-chill for 5 to 8 weeks. plant in April or early May. Fall sowing of freshly harvested seeds that have not thoroughly dried is another alternative.