cuttings from Ilex.

Hi. I intend to form a hedge using Ilex `Golden King.`My question is, is it viable to take cuttings from an existing `Golden King` I have, and when would be the best time. I have heard that a semi-ripe cutting is okay, and would like instructions on how to do this please.
happy gardening Roger
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Holly is relatively easy to root from cuttings. For this type of holly, semi-hardwood cuttings taken in early fall (you may still have time) take best. It is also suggested that a "heel" cutting is preferred. I have included a link to an excellent fact sheet that explains when and how to strike cuttings for various woody ornamentals - just sift through to the info on English hollies.
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8702.html
FWIW, despite the name, 'Golden King' is a female clone. If you want berries you will have to include a suitable, compatable male pollinator. A male variety of English holly (Ilex aquifolium) would work.
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