Sarcococca from cuttings and/or seeds

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    Has anybody propagated from cuttings and/or seed? We walk past a mass of these most days znd Mrs Scrungee has asked for some. There are some shrivelled berries still on them.

    I think I've made the correct ID

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    @shiney and @NigelJ As you have these, have you propagated from them?

     
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    Yes it is sarcococa, both methods work. I got rooted cuttings from shiney a few years back and took cuttings, they strike easily. They also self seed but seedlings are very slow growing for me.
     
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      Mine have a wonderful scent at the moment, been flowering a few weeks ago
      They make good cut flowers, although very tiny flowers the scent fills a room.
       
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        They're dead easy to do from cuttings and this is a good time of year to do them. We get almost 100% success. :blue thumb:
         
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          @Scrungee They also sucker.I grew some S hookeriana from seed a few years ago. I cleaned the seeds and sowed them in autumn and just left them outside. I had seedlings late spring/early summer, repotted and then planted them out about 2 years later.
          Seeing other posts I would suggest cuttings.
           
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            Are there different kinds of this shrub?

            As I had one grown from seed some years ago and the scent was not that strong, and not what I would call pleasant, more like cats pee.
             
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              Thanks for all the responses. Collected a few seeds this afternoon. @shiney can you provide some instructions for cuttings, I'm going past them again tommorow :th scifD36:. I have cutting compost, MPC, perlite, vermiculite, silver sand and rooting hormone.
               
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                @Scrungee only take cuttings from non-flowering stems. If it's covered completely in flower then wait until Spring when the flowers have finished. All we do is put the cuttings around the rim of pots in standard potting compost. The cuttings strike very easily. Pot on once they have rooted. We don't use anything but MPC.

                As long as the plant isn't going to disappear, as this is a good flowering winter for them, it may be best to wait.
                 
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                  One other piece of advice.

                  Dont get caught.;)
                   
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                    About 6 species apparently; I've got three S confusa, S hookeriana and S wallachi; the first two from seed collected in different places and the last was bought because I liked the look of it.
                     
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                      Anyone passing our way could have cuttings (when restrictions are lifted :)) as we have had people taking hundreds of cuttings in the past. :blue thumb: A member once had 500 Euonymous cuttings to use for a hedge. :rolleyespink:
                       
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