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Hydrangea - White Grandiflora

TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 112
Some years ago I damaged the Hydrangea while gardening leaving it with one stem/shoot. It flowers every year with side shoots to bear flowers, but these are about 2ft from the ground. 
Is there anyway to try make it create side shoots at near or at ground level to make it bushy rather than just one stem/branch. 
Or have I to try take cuttings and start again. 
Thanks

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,358
    Have you a photo?
    Sometimes, you can layer a branch too, but it will depend on the growth just now. You can then 'encourage' that layered stem to grow in a certain direction, or cut off and use as a new plant. 
    You could also just prune it hard back, but you'll have to be patient and wait a while for it to mature again  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 112
    edited July 2020
    Its base is to the lower left with its label and flowers to the upper right.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,358
    I can't really see it very well, especially as there's another pink/red one there.
    Not sure there's much there to work with though.

    I'd cut that back if it was mine, or take cuttings, but it depends on how keen you are to do something with it. It hasn't got a lot of room to grow anyway, with the other one right beside it. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • TerrysWorldTerrysWorld Posts: 112
    If using a ipad or smartphone you can zoom in for more details. 
    The other red flowers are also a Hydrangea nearby. 
    Think will try a cutting once its finished flowering or wait for new shoots next year. 
    Thanks. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,358
    Yes - I could see that red/pink hydrangea - and it's competition for moisture etc
    I don't have a phone etc, but I could see the single stem of the white one.
    I don't think there's much there, and if it was damaged a long while ago and hasn't shown any new growth from that point, it's unlikely to do so now.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776
    Hhow are you pruning that white one, you take those right down low in the spring, they flower on new growth.
    I’d take the pink one out and put it somewhere else. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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