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Too early to take cuttings???

Posted by gumneck 7A (My Page) on
Sat, May 17, 14 at 8:39

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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RE: Too early to take cuttings???

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.

RE: Too early to take cuttings???

I've rooted a woody stem in midwinter.

RE: Too early to take cuttings???

Thanks for the responses.

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