Handling Seed Pods for Growing Mountain Laurels

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The seed pod from a mountain laurel should be kept intact when planted for the best results. Propagate a native Texas plant with help from the owner of a feed and farm supply store in this free video on mountain laurels. View Video Transcript

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Travis Steglich

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I'm Travis Steglich with Steglich Farm Supply and I am here on behalf of Expert Village to discuss the propagation of an old hill country favorite as far as a flowering and blooming shrub. This is a Mountain Laurel. The seed pod I've gathered from the plant is not too extraordinary but when you cut it opened, it reveals a very stunning red seed that is not easy to get to. It is very hard, the coating is very hard and I am going to leave this seed inside the protective coating because that is how mother nature provided it. When it falls off of the plant in the wild, it is going to be inside there so it is not a good idea for any gardener to take the seed out of that protective covering just because you don't think they needed it. But I am here to tell you that mother nature supplied that for a reason so we are going to plant with the seed pod intact.