• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Start Rhododendron from Cuttings

We’ve shared cuttings of our rhododendron with friends, but they’ve ever been able to get them to grow. How do you start a rhododendron from a cutting?

Trees and shrubs are often difficult to start from cuttings. To succeed, timing and care are important. There is some variability among the different rhododendrons. Try taking 6 inches long cuttings in early August. Use thin stems from side shoots for the best results. Dip the cutting in a rooting hormone, available at most garden centers. Then root the cuttings in moist sand, vermiculite or well-draining potting mix. Once roots appear, plant the cuttings in a container or sheltered garden. Be sure to protect the tender plants during winter.


Upcoming Webinars & Appearances

Oct. 14-16
NARI Milwaukee
Home & Remodeling Show

Oct. 26

Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Garden Maintenance

Nov. 2
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants

June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!

CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening 

CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects

Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to Win
a Corona Tools
Hori Hori Knife!