Sweet Bay

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by dilling, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. dilling

    dilling Member

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    Hi, I'm very new to the game when it comes to propagation. Never had time to do until I retired. But now, for the fun of it...

    We just bought a 2.5 foot high Sweet Bay, (Laurus nobilis), and noticed a few suckers, 6 inches to foot tall.

    Can these suckers be propagated? If so, how do we go about it? Should we cut off a sucker before planting, or plant the tree first and then wait over summer? Or...?

    Where do we cut the sucker? Do take it below the soil or above?

    Thanks in advance.
    Dennis
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If the suckers are growing from the roots away from the trunk, very easy. Just dig it out with some roots, and plant it where you want it. That's how I got mine.
     

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