Oakleaf Hydrangea Reproducing
I wondered if a dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea would reproduce itself? I found a new growing, woody stem in the edge of my wooded area, that appears to have the same kind of leaves that the Hydrangea does.
I do have a variety of Oak Trees growing around the place, but nothing with those huge leaves! I was surprised to see this stem and leaves while cleaning the fenceline, not anywhere close to the Hydrangea location.
I have never found any kind of "sprouts" from my hydrangeas, but their area is kept pretty mowed. They do send up new shoots from the roots, get larger, but no new plants have ever appeared. My Oakleaf is quite good sized for a dwarf, seems happy in it's location by blooming and expanding.
Thanks for any help on the reproducing side of things. I am planning on digging up that stem, since it will be into the fence with much growth. Can't have green things leaning on the fences, kills the electric charge. Just wondering if I need to give the stem a LOT of space or treat it like another Oakleaf dwarf.
I am going to check my tree book, to see if there are any Oaks that might have gotten an acorn carried in by a squirrel. The stem is attractive with those big leaves, I will find someplace to put it!