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Friday - June 20, 2008

From: New Waverly, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Propagation
Title: Propagation of mountain laurel seeds
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

My Texas Mountain Laurel this year finally produced seed pods. How do I go about planting the seeds for a new tree? A few of my co-workers love my tree and I would like to give them either the seeds and tell them what we need to do. Thank you for your time

ANSWER:

Someone else asked a similar question not long ago.  Please see Mr. Smarty Plant's answer.
 

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