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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.

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