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Rhinebeck, NY (Hudson Valley)
Mar 3, 2018 4:02 PM CST
I live in the northeast and every spring when I cut back my Annabelle Hydrangea, I keep 12-18" cuttings to start a new section of hedge. I put them in a bucket of water until I am ready to plant them. I take an iron rod or similar tool and push it down into the soil and wiggle it around to enlarge the hole a little. then I pour a cup or so of water into the hole. In each hole I put one cutting and then close the hole with my heel all around the cutting. I'd say I have an 80% success rate of the cuttings taking root. I usually get flowers the second year. It's so easy to put in a flowering hedge. My one hedge will get to about 6-7 feet tall. If I prune them back to about 18" in the spring, I get large, but not as many white flowers. If I don't prune, I get lots of softball size flowers. Love 'em!! Good privacy hedge. Are there any other flowering shrubs that are this easy to propagate?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 4, 2018 10:12 AM CST
There are many. Go to some nurseries, or order some seed catologs to look through.
Have you though of mixing some other color hydrangeas in with white ones ?
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Mar 4, 2018 10:22 AM CST
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