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Baggies2Baggies2 Posts: 24

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

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,785

    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.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • bigolobbigolob Posts: 127

    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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