Too late in season for Hydrangea cuttings?

tulipsmiles(6 South of Boston)October 3, 2010

Do you think it is too late in the season to take cuttings and keep them indoors? I could either keep them in a sunny window in my basement, or in my attached but not heated garage. My concern is that the plant is at the end of it's growing cycle and trying to shut down for the season, not create another one of itself! Are cuttings best in Spring?

zone 6 southern Massachusetts

Any feedback is appreciated,


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yes, you could take cuttins now, but you'll be obligated to baby them from now on till April, when they'll be ready to go into ground. I don't see a lot of pro in this vs early spring cuttings. Say you'll take them in March in a dormant stage and by April they'll be as good as the October one. March's will have a little bid less of the root system, that's all, but I don't see this as a crucial issue and I could make a safe bet that by the end of their first season they'll be equal.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 8:18PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Show us your gardens - a photo thread - March 2015
Welcome to the New England Gardening "Show Us...
Hummingbird Spring Migration 2015
I've been checking regularly and finally today there...
claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
Landscape Design Council Awards at Boston Flower & Garden Show
I received a press release from Frances Wheeler regarding...
when do your daffodils bloom?
When do your daffodils bloom? I can't wait for them...
Starting PEAS
A few of my beds have thawed enough that I can work...
Sponsored Products
Carrera Grande Eco Ceiling Fan by Emerson Fans
$526.00 | Lumens
Montana Chair - TURQUOISE
$3,499.00 | Horchow
George Kovacs | Layover 2-Light Bath Bar
$170.00 | YLighting
Crystorama Vanderbilt Chandelier - 44W in. English Bronze - 5169-EB-CL-MWP
Grayson Outdoor Side Table in Black Finish, Patio Furniture
$495.00 | FRONTGATE
Victorian Black Solar LED Outdoor Lamp Post
Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™