MICROPROPAGATION OF HERITAGE RHODODENDRON COLLECTIONS AT THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH

Neil Davidson

Abstract


The most recent efforts at micropropagation of Rhododendron species started at the Royal Botanic
Garden Edinburgh in 2013. This paper outlines the methods and practices adopted, and highlights
some of the problems and pitfalls encountered throughout the process. At the close of 2017 the first
plants propagated using in vitro techniques were planted at Benmore Botanic Garden in Argyll,
Scotland.

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