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Camellia reticulata

Common name(s): Camellia

Plant type: evergreen large shrub
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, layering, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip, leaf-bud
Time of year to take cuttings: early Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Soil temperature for best rooting: 72-75 degrees F
Time to rooting: 6-8 weeks
Comment: Wound cuttings. Take cuttings when they turn from green to brown.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: late Summer
Time of year to sow seed: late Summer
Seed treatment: scarification

Propagation by Layering

Type of Layering: air
Time of year to layer: Summer
Wounding: one slanting cut 1/4-1/2 way through stem

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: Summer
Type of graft: cleft, side veneer graft
Rootstock: C. hiemalis 'Kanjiro'