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Gordonia lasianthus

Common name(s): Loblolly Bay, Bay, Black Laurel

Plant type: evergreen medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, layering

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 3000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Time to rooting: 8-12 weeks
Comment: Wound cuttings

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: late Summer
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: no information

Propagation by Layering

Type of Layering: air
Time of year to layer: late Summer
Wounding: remove a ring of bark