Taking camellia cuttings
Autumn is the ideal time to take hardwood cuttings from your existing camellia plants. Here’s how:
Cut stems from this year’s growth and trim to 4-6in/10-15cm, just below a leaf node. Remove lower leaves, then dip base of cutting in hormone rooting powder.
Insert cuttings into pots filled with a 50/50 mix of ericaceous compost and sharp sand. Water well and place in a greenhouse, cold frame or propagator until next autumn, when you are ready to plant out or pot on.