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My Hydrangea cuttings have rooted, now what?

Should I place them outside in the sun (still in their pots) and water when required?

How about winter? I'm guessing they won't survive any frosts, so do I need to leave them in their pots and bring them back inside for the duration of winter / any frost potential?





  • Lena NLena N Posts: 189

    I took some hydrangea cuttings last year. I potted them on and left one outside and over wintered the others indoors and I found the one I left outside seems the biggeSt of them all. That being said we had quite a mild winter down here. You could always move it to a sheltered position if frost is forecast.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,998

    I'd pot them on into individual pots - using a mixture of two thirds John Innes No 2 loam-based compost, and one third multi-purpose compost.  Keep them outside in a sheltered spot, not in direct sun - a cold-frame would be fine as long as it has plenty of ventilation.  They'll be fine outside in the winter. image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Depends how big the root systems are Mowerman. If they are potted on I'd just set them aside in a semi shaded position and let them develop a better root system anyway. Keep them watered but no feed for now. Check before the first frost is forecast and have a look at the root systems. If they fill the pot they'll survive the winter, if not a bit of shelter over winter will give them a better chance. They are hardy, so unless we get very cold weather a sheltered corner will do.

  • Thanks a lot for all the advice, I'll do as advised. image

    Presumably they can be permanently planted outside is late Spring or early Summer next year?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,998

    Depending on the size - I'd probably pot it on next spring and again later in the summer as it grows, and then plant it out in spring 2017 - just so that it gets additional tlc while it's small. 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • They are currently individually in 3 inch pots, will that suffice until next Spring?

  • Okay, thanks.

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