Hydrangea propagation
Can a hydrangea be divided to make more plants? I have a white flowering hydrangea in my front lawn by a gate and it is growing so big it is covering some of the gateway. I'd like to cut it back a bit in the spring or fall to either control the growth or make a new smaller plant from the original one. Can this be possible?
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Yes, you can divide Hydrangea to make more plants. It's really easy; just slice straight down into the soil between stems with a sharp spade. Then dig the division out. I prefer that the divisions have at least 3-5 stems so that the new plants aren't too spindly-looking right off the bat. Division will be a more effective way to keep your Hydrangea from overcrowding the gateway than pruning.

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