rooting

charlietexasApril 23, 2011

how do you root cuttings from the bush. i recently cut back some bushes, planted nice wood in regular composted medium and let for four to five weeks. noting happened. no roots off the stems. looking for advice.

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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

There are many critical factors: time of year, maturity and age of the wood, size of the wood, time of day, care of the wood, wounding the wood before planting, hormone treatments, planting mix, planting light, humidity, drainage, hardening off after rooting, etc. Many, many things to learn to become a propagator. The easiest way is to send cuttings to Kathy Van Veen at Van Veen Nursery in Portland, Oregon.
http://www.VanVeenNursery.com/rhododendron_propogation.html

The hard way is to learn to propagate. A primer is available at:
http://rhodyman.net/rarhodyhopr.html

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 10:49PM
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