New selection of tree seeds to use with your Bios Urn!

We have been working hard with an experienced horticulturist to offer a wonderful new selection of tree seeds to our customers. The seed companies we choose to work with are family owned and operated, and offer premium seeds with high germination rates. All of our seeds are easy to grow, fast growing, and can be stored for long periods of time (1+ year).

To see planting zones in the United States, click here.
For planting zones in  Europe, click here.
For planting zones in South America, click here.

Red Maple

Acer Rubrum
Zones 3-9

Red maple (Acer rubrum) is a moderately fast grower, which glistens with beautiful red leaves. It grows best in zones 3-9, plant these seeds in moist ground, with partial shade. The Red Maple is one of the most adaptable and popular trees in the U.S. because of its ability to adapt to so many different environments and locations. It grows to a mid-sized large tree.

Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos
Zones 4-9

The Honey Locust is a bright green tree that turns yellow in the fall. It is often seen in urban environments, considerably in the midwest. It has the ability to withstand urban areas. Honey locust is a fast growing tree, and make wonderful shade-trees. They do not mind heat or drought, and are resistant to many diseases that affect trees. For best results, these seeds should be treated with boiling hot water right before planting to ensure optimal growing conditions. A single treatment of hot water, or sllight sanding will activate the seeds which can be planted immediately after.

Sawtooth Oak

Quercus acutissima
Zones 5-9

This is a mighty oak that grows mighty fast! The Sawtooth Oak grows at a quick pace of 2-3 feet per year, and can reach 30 feet in just around 15 years. Its leaves glimmer with a bright yellow russet color, and darken to a deeper green over summer. This oak is untroubled by diseases, or drought, and are very strong and adaptable. Another bonus is that blue jays, squirrels, and wildlife love the acorns this special tree drops.

Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Zones 4-8

This tree species is a living fossil, having been around and survived during the time of the dinosaurs. The Dawn Redwood grows well in zones 4-9, and can especially withstand extremely wet or moist soil. It is known to grow very fast, at around 2-5 feet per year after being established. These trees can grow large in size, and are considered to be the fastest growing conifer around. They are adapable to most soils, except desert sand, and can withstand flooding and drought conditions. These are beautiful shade trees and the seeds can be stored for up to 2 years.

Ponderosa Pine

Pinus Ponderosa
Zones 3-7

Ponderosa pines grow best in slightly acidic soil, in zones 3-7. They are large conifers, with lifespans of nearly 600 years! The pine trees grow into beautiful fragrant evergreens. They are best planted during the months of March, April, and May – although they can be planted in summer months as well. These seeds can be stored for up to 2 years before use. They can grow in dry places, but do not enjoy too much drought or heavy flooding.

Royal Empress Tree

Paulownia Tomentosa
Zones 5-9

The Royal Empress tree seeds we carry are non-invasive, and can be safely planted in zones 5-9. They are considered to be some of the fastest growing trees, as sprouts emerge after just two weeks! They enjoy sunlight and healthy doses of water. It´s best to plant these seeds directly on the surface, and not underneath. These trees bloom with beautiful lilac purple flowers. Many bees, butterflies, and birds are attracted to this special tree species, namely for its fragrant flowers. Best to plant these during warmer months, between the months of March until October. These can also be used indoors, or kept in a planter, as they are popular Bonsai trees. The Empress tree grows to a small-medium height, and is perfect for backyard planting.

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    • Hi Jon, good suggestions. We just added some photos. As for zones, we do have customers all over the world – so the planting zones apply everywhere. For the U.S – you can reference our other post which has the zone info.

      Zones 3-6
      Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine

      Zones 5-6
      West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont

      Zones 5-9
      New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Arizona

      Zones 6-8
      Tennessee, Virginia, Oklahoma, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina

      Zones 8-10
      Louisiana, Florida

    • We do! Although Australia has strict quarantine laws, so you cannot import seeds into the country. Everything else with the Bios Urn is ok 🙂


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