Too early to take cuttings???

gumneck 7A VirginiaMay 17, 2014

I am planning to trip off this spiky top growth on a paniculata hydrangea.
I was planning to try to root the cuttings. It is too early to do that? I've read that June is the best time in this zone but since I have to trim it anyway I was going to try.

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springwood_gardens(6B Pittsburgh)

As long as a green stem is long enough to have 2-4 leaf nodes, should be fine to do anytime. No flower bud permitted. You'd submerge the bottom node ~1.5" in the soil and use standard procedure (search) for rooting a cutting in a one gallon pot in a shaded area.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 9:28AM
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I've rooted a woody stem in midwinter.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 9:56AM
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gumneck 7A Virginia

Thanks for the responses.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 3:20PM
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