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Pipe bushes, also known as false jasmine or farmer's jasmine, are not only very decorative as a single shrub, but also as a hedge. To gain several plants, simply propagate an existing chanterelle tree yourself. This way, propagation is guaranteed to work.

The mock orange tree is best propagated by cuttings

Propagating chanterelles by cuttings or sowing?

In principle, you can of course try to propagate mock orange trees by seeds. As a rule, however, propagation by cuttings is preferred, as this is much less complicated.

You will also get pure offshoots. This is especially important if you have a non-toxic strain in the garden.

When propagating by seeds, there is no guarantee that the shrubs grown in this way will also be non-toxic.

Propagate mock orange by cuttings

  • cut cuttings
  • Put in potting soil or in the bed
  • Provided with a plastic hood
  • Plant out the following spring

The best time to cut the cuttings is after flowering. For this purpose, about 20 centimeters long shoot tips are cut, which are only slightly woody below.

The lower leaves are removed and the shoot tips are either placed in small pots with potting soil or directly in a sheltered place in the garden.

Cover the cuttings with a plastic cap to help them root faster. Then you don't need to water the plants. You should only air the hood occasionally so that the shoot tips don't get moldy.

Plant out next spring

The young plants can be planted out in the prepared location in the garden the following spring.

However, it can take two years until the first flowering.

Sow chanterelle tree

The flowers of the chanterelle tree develop into capsule fruits, in which the seeds, which are up to three millimeters long, ripen. You can harvest the capsules in autumn and leave them to dry indoors over the winter.

Most mock oranges grown in private gardens, however, are hybrids that hardly produce germinable seeds. You can also purchase single-variety seeds in stores.

Sow in spring in seed pots. As soon as the plants are large enough, they are repotted and planted out in their intended location the following spring.


The mock orange tree is a native plant and is one of the ecologically valuable ornamental shrubs in the garden. Its flowers attract many bumblebees and bees.

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