Rooting/propagating Red-tip Photinia - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
December 2, 1999
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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