How to grow Rhododendron and mountain laurel from seeds
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Roseum Elegans’ is blooming in spring.
Rhododendron seed pods open and release seeds with the wind in fall. 種莢秋天成熟後會打開隨風散播種子.
It is very easy to collect their seed pods to get seeds if you or your family have a plant in the garden. Their growth rate is slow so in garden centres or nurseries the price is high. Besides propagation of stem cuttings, propagate them from seeds you can get more. They are spring flowering shrubs, tolerant shade and evergreen through winter. They all like slightly acidic soil.
1.soil/medium must be well drained, use shallow container to sow seeds. If possible, sterilize the soil/medium first.
2.Keep soil moist but too wet. Sow seeds on the surface of soil. Do not cover the seeds. Leave the container where is partial shade. Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days. Will grow the first set of leaves in 8-10 weeks. They are easy to grow but slow, so be patient!
酒紅杜鵑(Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Roseum Elegans’)及山月桂屬的種子種植方法:
Rhododendron seed pods and seeds.
Rhododendron seeds are sprouting.