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Re: Bay trees (was Where is everyone?)


Don't know about seeds; never saw one bloom, let alone fruit. Asexual propagation is probably a more efficient way to go and more options to explore--old wood, new wood, GA treatment, on and on. I also wonder if you could layer it--pin a branch to the ground and cover a few nodes with soil. Layering usually takes a while but often works on tough-to- root plants [e.g. Ficus elastica]. Makes me wonder how it reproduces itself in nature.


On Nov 12, 2008, at 4:02 PM, Kitty wrote:

Propagation: Bay laurel seeds are slow to germinate and often rot before they do. Cuttings taken from semi-hard, green tip shoots in summer will root in 6-9 months if they don't rot first.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:48 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Bay trees (was Where is everyone?)


I heard somewhere that they are terribly hard to root from cuttings so I never bothered with it. But since I never tried I don't know for sure!
Might as well give it a shot.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 3:40 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Where is everyone?

Can you root a couple of twigs from your tree?

On Nov 12, 2008, at 3:30 PM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/
SCOSI wrote:

Mine is laurus nobilis, which is supposed to be hardy to zone 8
according to the literature. Hmmm. I could always buy another one and
plant it out, see what happens, if I lose it then I still have my
potted
tree.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Daryl
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 3:18 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Where is everyone?

I have Laurus nobilis. The cooking type of bay. It says 8-10, but
that's

apparently foo.

d

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Where is everyone?


California Bay - Umbellularia californica is hardy to zone 7
Red Bay - Persea borbonia also to zone 7
Notes:
WARNING
Red bay trees in the southeastern United States are dying due to the accidental introduction of the red bay ambrosia beetle that spreads a
fungal infection called the laurel wilt.

In India, "bay leaf" refers to the cassia tree (Cinnamomum cassia).
All
three of these are in the laurel family. In the West Indies, "bay
leaf"
refers to the bay rum tree (Pimenta racemosa), in the Myrtaceae. Note
that
the unrelated mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), in the Ericaceae,
has
poisonous leaves.
WARNING
Some people get an allergic reaction from contact with the foliage or
the
essential oils of bay laurel. Do not place bay leaves in your mouth -
they
can cut.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

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Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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