> > My lovely white Azalea is extending one of its branches into a path.
> > I want to cut off the branch and try to grow a new plant from it.
> > Usually I have pretty good luck on this kind of operation.
> > Wondering if any problems particular to Azalea.
> > I went on-line to several Azalea sites, but did not see this question addressed.
> > This is So. Calif coastal.
> I started some clones from cuttings many years ago.
> I used some rooting hormone and stuck a few cuttings in soil.
> The cuttings took, but the plant I have from that is growing very
> slowly. I had some deer attacks and frost die back but 8-10 years later
> the plant is less than 12 inches high and it looks pretty bare right
> It has bloomed, almost every spring, but I think the plant is still
> struggling to get going. Could be a result of the way I propagated it,
> or just normal for young Azaleas, or just a result of where it's
> The other thing you can do with Azaleas is pin a branch to the ground.
> Come back in a year or 2 and it will be rooted. I've had a few branches
> root like that on their own.
> Dan Espen
Thanks to all for thoughtful advice. From the location of the plant, layering or pinning to ground would be difficult, so I am going to take a chance and just cut off the invading branch and try to root it. Wish me luck!