Rooting/propagating Red-tip Photinia - Knowledgebase Question

Lynchburg, VA
Question by jkrgcr
December 2, 1999
Would appreciate any information on rooting redtip photinia.


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Answer from NGA
December 2, 1999

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Photinia can be sown from seeds in spring. Or, you can root cuttings from summer to winter. They do better with quite a bit of rooting hormone. Semi-ripe cuttings are taken in mid- to late-summer from the current season's growth that has begun to firm. The cutting's base should be quite hard, while the tip should be growing and still soft. Use 2 1/2 - 4 inches, and remove side shoots. Make a shallow wound on the stem by cutting away a thin piece of bark (1/2 inch long). This stimulates rooting. Dip in a rooting hormone and insert in a soilless potting mix. Provide a humid environment. Good luck!

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