Worth the wait I think. Though most places suggest it is a sun lover I have seen this plant thriving as an understory shrub. Everything about it is perfect. Not only is it drought tolerant but it forms a nice shape, has fragrant flowers and produces a delicious fruit. Even the bark is pretty.
When to sow: Late summer or fall. Dry years will not produce viable seed.
Special treatment: I removed the seeds from some fruit and soaked them in water overnight because I read that the fruit may contain an inhibitor.
Fresh or dried seed: Fresh
Planting depth: 1/4-1/2 inch deep in moist potting soil.
Preferred temperature for germination: Mine germinated in very warm conditions: >75 degrees F. Close to 100% germination.
Days to germination: About 30.
Vegetative propagation: Root cuttings are possible.
* The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service gives very different advice which might be of use to those living in a cooler climate.
Seed must be kept for 60-90 days at 50°F under moist conditions to obtain good germination, or seed may be planted in the fall and permitted to stratify naturally in the ground over winter.