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I haven't tried it with laurel, but this technique works for many vigorously growing shrubs in the UK. Cut stems that are about 8 to 12 inches long (20-30cm) and just push half their depth in the ground. You don't need to remove the leaves or do any other special preparation. You have left it too late for this year. The ideal time to take cuttings this way ...


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According to Michael Dirr, a US expert in trees and shrubs, in his reference Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Cuttings taken in late summer rooted 90% in sand:peat in 7 weeks without treatment; have rooted this successfully many times... The mix referenced in the quote was one part sand to one part peat. The quote itself is from Dirr's entry for Prunus ...


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