Can I move my 5 year old hydrangea?

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  1. margie12u

    margie12u In Flower

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    hello everyone, i have another question i have a hydranga its about 5yrs. old but its really not in a good spot, can it be moved, or can i take starts off the limbs, thank you all margie
     
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  3. Kay

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    I have successfully moved A few Hydrangeas in my zone 5 garden. I did it in the spring. I spent some time researching and concluded for mine; it was the best time to do it.
     
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    can i take limbs off of the hydranga and make starts
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I am not experienced with that Margie but if it is possible I would do it in the spring.
     



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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    I would move the hydrangea in the spring. That would give you a better chance of success and eliminate the plant struggling to adjust before the cold weather sets in. Cut branches? Well…..hydrangeas come in several flavors and each needs the correct care so you have flowers next year. What kind of hydrangea do you have? I have a Hydrangea macrophylla(French Hydrangea)and I only cut second year growth after the plant flowers. If you cut first year growth....no flowers:(.

    I once gave a friend a rooted branch from this bush. Her daughter would cut the 'old' stalks in the spring. A few years later she mentioned in passing that the bush, while very green, never had any flowers. We had the daughter stop pruning the bush in the spring....Flowers!! :):)

    Jerry
     
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