Return to the Azalea & Rhododendron Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Propagating large leaf rhodos

Posted by mainegard3 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 6, 10 at 19:29

I chopped down an old large leaf rhodo to the root in hopes in wouldn't return but it did. At this point, I figured I'd keep it and keep in trimmed each season. There are new stems about 12 inches long with buds on them now. I pulled several of them out of the ground from the root and stuck them in the ground somewhere else. Will these new transplants live? From what I've seen, this plant is tough.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Propagating large leaf rhodos

It may be tough, but it's not that tough. Willows, poplar and maybe forsythia can root and grow this way, but not rhododendrons.


 o
RE: Propagating large leaf rhodos

The small fibrous roots would have to be intact for these shoots to grow.

However you can use the tips of these shoots as cuttings and root them following the procedure for rooting rhododendron cuttings.

Here is a link that might be useful: Procedure for Rooting Rhododendron Cuttings


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Azalea & Rhododendron Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here