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How To Split A Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are beautiful flowering shrubs that are native to Japan and China. They were introduced to Europe in the 17th century, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that they became popular in America. Hydrangeas can be used as hedges or planted in masses for a dramatic effect. The most commonly grown types of hydrangea include oakleaf, lacecap, and mophead.

How To Split A Hydrangea

Here is the complete process explained in detail on how to split a hydrangea:

1. Cut the hydrangea with a sharp knife.

Start by using a sharp knife to cut the hydrangea plant at its base, about 4 inches away from its current location. Make sure you cut all the way through the root ball, right down to the ground.

2. Dig up and separate the roots of your hydrangea plants.

Use a shovel or garden fork to dig up both hydrangea plants and their roots. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve dug deep enough to get all of the roots out of the ground, so keep digging until you can pull out all of the roots with your hands.

3. Separate and plant each new hydrangea plant in a new spot in your yard.

Once you have dug up both hydrangea plants and their roots, separate them into two different piles: one pile for each plant that you’re planting in a new spot in your yard (if you’re planting more than one).

Then use your shovel or garden fork to dig holes where you plan on planting each new hydrangea plant, making sure that each hole is deep enough for its root ball and large enough for it to grow into over time (about 3-4 times larger than its current size).

Then carefully place each plant into its own hole, placing most of its root ball back into the ground but making sure not to cover it too deeply as this could cause problems later on when it starts growing again during springtime .

Next, gently pack soil around each root ball until it is firmly in place within its new hole; this will help hold it steady while also providing support for it as it grows over time .

Finally, water both plants thoroughly after they are planted so they have plenty of moisture going into their first winter season outside (this will help them survive better throughout winter months) and don’t forget to mulch around them well before winter comes so they stay warm during cold months ahead .

Tips for How To Split A Hydrangea

Here are 5 things to take care of with respect to how to split a hydrangea:

1. Make sure that you do this in the spring, when the hydrangea is beginning to bloom. You can split it up to three times a year, but only in the spring.

2. Use a sharp knife to cut through the stems of your hydrangea plant just above where they break off from their main stem.

3. Take your knife and gently pry apart the two pieces of stem you have just cut off from each other. This should be easy because there is a natural crack along where they separate from one another already!

4. Plant your two new stems into some soil that has been mixed with compost or manure for best results!

5. Water them well after planting and make sure that you water them regularly until they begin blooming again!

Interesting Facts About Hydrangea

Here are 5 things you should know about hydrangea:

1. Hydrangea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to woodland and shrubland in China, Japan, Korea, and eastern North America. These are large shrubs or small trees with large leaves and flower heads that range from pink to blue to white.

2. The hydrangea plant can be propagated by cuttings or seedlings. Cuttings are best taken during the growing season when the plant is actively growing. They should be placed into moist soil or water until they root. Seeds may be sown directly into the ground during late summer or early fall when temperatures are warm enough for germination, but not too hot for seedling survival.

3. There are hundreds of varieties of hydrangeas available today, including many cultivars that have been developed from hybrids between different species and subspecies of this plant. The most common types include: Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla), PeeGee hydrangea (H. paniculata), Oak-leaved hydrangea (H. quercifolia), Japanese hortensia (H. arborescens), Wild hydrangea (H. serrata) and Lacecap hydrangea (H arborescens).

4. All members of the genus Hydrangea contain calcium oxalate crystals which cause contact dermatitis in some people who handle them unknowingly with bare skin; even handling clothing worn by someone who has handled these plants can cause a reaction in sensitive individuals.

[1] Symptoms can vary from mild irritation to severe burning sensations within minutes after contact with affected skin areas.

[2] In addition to direct skin contact, indirect contact with sap or other body fluids may also cause symptoms.

[3] Some people experience delayed reactions up to 48 hours after exposure.

[4] Most people develop symptoms within 30 minutes of exposure if they have never been exposed before,

[5] although repeated exposures tend to make symptoms worse.

[6] Children under six years old seem particularly susceptible.

[7] Although most cases resolve without treatment

[8] persistent dermal reactions may require epinephrine injections for relief

[9] Removal from further exposure will usually prevent future reactions

[10], as will thorough washing of all clothing worn during previous exposure.

[11] In rare cases where no other options exist, oral antihistamines


When you should split hydrangeas depends on what kind of hydrangea you have. Hydrangeas fall into two categories: deciduous and evergreen. Deciduous hydrangeas lose their leaves in winter, while evergreen hydrangeas keep their leaves all year long.

Evergreen hydrangeas are the easiest to split. They can be divided at any time during the growing season, but it’s best to do so when they’re actively growing in the spring or summer. Evergreen hydrangeas can also be divided in early fall, before they drop their leaves for winter, but this is riskier because it’s hard to tell how much growth they’ll make before cold weather sets in.

Deciduous hydrangeas should only be divided in early fall or late winter/early spring (before new growth starts). This gives them plenty of time to grow new roots and establish themselves before winter comes around again.

The answer is no. The only time you should be dividing hydrangeas is in the fall after they have finished blooming. Hydrangeas that are divided in summer will not bloom as well and may even die.

How do you propagate hydrangeas from cuttings?

The amount of time it takes for hydrangea cuttings to root depends on the type of hydrangea you’re rooting. Some types of hydrangeas, such as the mophead, are more difficult to root than others. The easiest types of hydrangeas to root are the paniculata and macrophylla varieties. Once your hydrangea cuttings have rooted, they will need a few months’ rest before you can transplant them into your garden.