Can I take a cutting to make a new plant?

earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)May 7, 2007

Canyou take a decent cutting to make a new plant? maybe dip the end in rooting powder, or is there some other trick to it?

i have azaleas lining my driveway but had to cut a few out due to death and rot. i'd like to fill in those spaces with a few colors i don't have. i have access to some beauties and was wondering if i could just do cutting and root.

thanks for any information you can provide or lead me to.

maryanne

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Yes, you can root cuttings to get varieties you don't have - hopefully you've corrected what was leading to rot or to you losing azaleas you already had?

It's a little early for cuttings, semi-ripe wood may be easiest, June or July just as the current year's wood is starting to harden off.

Here you go:

Here is a link that might be useful: Hyatt - Rooting Cuttings

    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 12:11AM
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earthlydelights(6 pushing 7)

morz, thanks for the response and the link.

i did correct the problem, now it's time to fill the space. i'm seeing some gorgeous coral, deep reds, and orange that i want to get my hands on. now if i can only find a yellow, i'll be LAPIS!

thanks again
maryanne

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 6:47PM
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