Does anyone know the length of time it would take to get a cutting, for example an azalea, or spiraea to a shrub size? (gallon size) I am doing an experiment and am in need of a time line!! Thank you!!
That's the information you would ascertain from your experiment. If we supplied the information, then it wouldn't be considered an experiment. Right? Unless you're wanting to use an existing theory. A good experiment usually tests an hypothesis which basically adds support to the original hypothesis. Therefore, I guess you are correct in asking this question. Did I not just talk in a riddle. I'm really good at that.
One suggestion I have is that a gallon size wouldn't be considered shrub size.
Aren't you glad you asked? Oh, wait. I have an idea. Go to your nearest Home Depot and pose this question to an employee in their garden department.
It depends what you are growing. If you take a cutting of an azalea or rhodo in september, I would put it into a one gallon, the next spring, and then by the following june or july, it would be a nice sized one gallon. That's about 22 months?
Some things grown quicker... hydrangea, azara,choisya, cedars...and some things are slower.]Variables such as fertilizer and zone you are growing in will affect the rate of growth.
Good luck on your experiment. I hope this info helps.