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13/06/2013 at 18:56

can I take softwood cuttings from Laurel to make a hedge?

13/06/2013 at 19:32

Semi-ripe is recommended by the RHS:

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=404

Laurel is easy to propagate from cuttings though, so providing you remove a lot of the leaf area from softwood cuttings and keep them out of direct sun to limit water loss, I think they'll likely take.

14/06/2013 at 16:41

Easy. As Bob says take cuttings as usual, cutting below a leaf bud, pot 5 cuttings in a 5 inch pot, water, cover in a plastic bag and they will root in 4-5 weeks. Keep the plants out of full sun and plant the rooted cuttings in the autumn.

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