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Rhododendrons and Relatives: Can anyone identify this azalea?

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Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2007
10:59 PM

Post #3481470

It is growing outside my boss' office window. It need pruning so I thought that would be the perfect time to try to root some cuttings. The blooms are a medium size. But I'd love to know the name of it. Can anyone help?

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West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2007
11:02 AM

Post #3482792

It's 'Ben Morrison', after the Glenn Dale hybridizer.
Laurel, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 11, 2007
3:11 PM

Post #3486336

I would love to know how you plan to root the cuttings! I have some that need trimming and want to try to make some cuttings. Thanks.
Malvern, PA
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2007
4:24 AM

Post #3522392

Rooting evergreen azaleas is (relatively) easy. Google "rooting azalea cuttings". Basically you dip them in rooting hormone (not sure of the correct one; see google/azalea society/etc), and stick them in a sterile mixture at 100% humidity for a few months under lights.

Definitely Ben Morrison. Very nice.


Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2007
8:02 PM

Post #3524312

I have about 25 now in rooting beds. They are covered and quite moist. I used rootone. I had some soft potting mix, not the 1/2 vermiculite and 1/2 peat moss recommended but perhaps good enough. We shall see.
After they have rooted, should they be potted and fertilized?
Round Lake Beach, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2007
8:57 PM

Post #3562925

Just wanted to say...Beautiful picture, hope the ones I planted will be just as beautiful.

Malvern, PA
(Zone 7a)

June 2, 2007
4:38 AM

Post #3564575

They should root; evergreen azaleas are generally easy rooters I'm told. Note: rooting can take a while!


Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2007
2:38 AM

Post #3567862

We did 2 pans-full of cuttings. My spousal unit covered his with a plate of glass, leaving a small area for air. I covered mine with plastic wrap which wouldn't stay on and now all the leaves have fallen off and I fear they have all died.

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