Hybrid rhododendrons, generated by cross-fertilization between different species, represent some of the most horticulturally important forms of rhododendrons. Propagation of these hybrids requires vegetative reproduction to preserve the specific genetic clone.
The process involves inducing branches cut from the hybrid rhododendron to produce roots and grow into a new plant with the same genetic material. The process of rooting cuttings involves skills and facilities that are not widely available.
As a service to the community, the Van Veen Heritage Garden will contract with the Van Veen Nursery to propagate rhododendrons by rooting cuttings.