Grow Azalea from branch?

Description of your first forum.

Grow Azalea from branch?

Post by Higgs Boso » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:13:56



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.

TIA

 
 
 

Grow Azalea from branch?

Post by David Hare-Scot » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:33:42


Quote:

> 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.

> TIA

I have no experience of Azaleas but a woody branch will often take better if
layered rather than by cutting a slip.  A number of web sites say it works
with azaleas.  If you cannot bend it down to the earth or a pot try air
layering.

D

 
 
 

Grow Azalea from branch?

Post by Brooklyn » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:36:32


On Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:33:42 +1100, "David Hare-Scott"

Quote:


>> 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.

>> TIA

>I have no experience of Azaleas but a woody branch will often take better if
>layered rather than by cutting a slip.  A number of web sites say it works
>with azaleas.  If you cannot bend it down to the earth or a pot try air
>layering.

Azaleas respond to layering very well.
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8701.html
 
 
 

Grow Azalea from branch?

Post by David E. Ros » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:36:40



Quote:
> 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.

> TIA

I once rooted an azalea cutting.  The potting medium was a mix of equal
parts of peat moss and coarse sand, well moistend.  I used a rooting
powder.

For a mini-greenhouse, I took an empty liter soda bottle and cut off the
top.  I then pried off the hard plastic bottom.  Turning the bottle
upside-down, I put it over the pot.

The cutting did root, but it died when I tried moving it into a larger
pot.

--
David E. Ross
Climate:  California Mediterranean, see
<http://www.rossde.com/garden/climate.html>
Gardening diary at <http://www.rossde.com/garden/diary>

 
 
 

Grow Azalea from branch?

Post by Dan Espe » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:21:05


Quote:

> 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
now.

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
planted.

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

 
 
 

Grow Azalea from branch?

Post by Higgs Boso » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:45:00


Quote:


> > 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

> now.

> 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

> planted.

> 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!

HB