Monday, May 11, 2009

How does one start roots on a climbing hydrangea from a clipping?

Take what is called a soft wood cutting (about 10-12 inches long--scrape the sides about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom and treat with a rooting hormone. Place in a 4" pot that has dampened soil and cover with a 2 liter soda bottle that has the top cut away and 3-5 ice pick holes in the top. Keep it covered for about a month-making sure the soil doesn't dry out but also removing the cover for a few minutes every 3 or 4 days to make sure there is air circulation to keep fungus from forming. Keeping that lid on will also help keep your soil moist. Remember keep moist--but don't waterlog your cuttings. Best of luck!

How does one start roots on a climbing hydrangea from a clipping?
You take a non-woody clipping, early in the morning, preferably with new growth on it. Wet the end, dip in rooting hormone and transfer immediately to a pot. Keep the pot evenly most for a few weeks while rooting. Wait until you have at least a 12 inch tall plant before transplanting, and then keep hydrated - young hydrangea are very thirsty! Good luck.
Reply:The first answer was good I also have good luck by rooting it where I want it to grow. Dig a hole and mix some potting soil with dirt, cut bottom from a Styrofoam place in hole tamp dirt in and around cup. I use sharp knife to split the end I am sticking the ground. Do not forget to using rooting powder on your split end. Good Luck
Reply:Try this site, it has several ways to root.

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