Re: [AZ] vegetative growth in containers
- Russell:If they are deciduous Azaleas, they must be forced into new growth during the present season. Put the rooted cuttings under artificial lighting.Harold BergRochester, Michigan Zone 6
- Russell Hutchens of Norfork Arkansas wrote:
>I have rooted several hundred azalea cutting the last two years butHi, Russell
>I have had trouble forcing them into active growth in the present
>season and the next spring. Any replies are appreciated.
It sounds like you are raising deciduous azaleas. That is a problems
with them. Evergreen azaleas will usually even form roots in a
compost pile, well, almost.
I am not experienced in rooting deciduous azaleas, but the Azalea
Society of America has a good information sheet on this at:
The last third of the section on cuttings deals specifically with
deciduous azaleas. The trick is to keep them from going dormant.
This is done with heat and artificial light to extend the day length.
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA USA Zone 6
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