linlaoboo
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rhododendron pjm air layering

I air-layered my rhododron a few days ago and was wondering what are the chances of sucess. Any experts on this kind of shrub here?
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You should have better luck if you took off blossoms before airlayer or propagation.
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TOMC,

Just saw your advise thanks. When I apply the layer all the blossoms were done so it shouldn't be an issue. However, there's been no signs of roots after all these times. The only change I see are new buds popping out on the stem below the layer. There must be say 10 buds that are turning into new stems of their own. I wonder if the tree is giving up on the stem above the layer but the leaves above the layer don't look any different then the rest of the tree with no sign of weakening. As of now I'm not to optimistic about it. Probably will wait another month and see. . .
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Cuttings and airlayers are a matter of timing with a schmeer of rooting hormone and luck.

Some years they wanna grow, others no...
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Ground layering works well. I haven't tried air layering.

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