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Propagating Hydrangea Cuttings I ' ve brought here five different types of hydrangea . There are three hydrangea macrophylla . Arborescens and one panicled hydrangea . It ' s time to start rooting . because hydrangea is starting to bloom . It ' s the best if they stop blooming and the shoots are matured . But this year . . . the heat was so tiresome that the shoots matured immediately . We can plant the cuttings . To root it , first , we need shoots like this one . We will cut them into pieces and root them . We take shoots with beautiful and green leaves . . . . . . and healthy . This leaf down there is a bit lemonish . After making the cutting , it can mature , get yellow and fall down too fast . The plant will root worse . The leaves should have such color . Fresh green . Here the two leaves are light green , but they are still OK . The bud has formed well . It will be suitable for the cuttings . The same with the rest hydrangeas . Don ' t take the shoots from the inside of the shrub . And now . . . You can prepare some kind of labels . So that you wrote down what you ' d planted . You won ' t remember the next day , for sure . Let ' s start preparing cuttings . I got rid of weak leaves from this node . I ' ll cut off the cutting from the rest of the shoot . You can use vaccination knife or you can use the one for cutting wallpaper . It has to be extremely sharp . Cut off 1 or 1 , 5 cm above the leaf nodes . To root better and not to dry up , let ' s remove the leaf . And the big one . . . I cut in half . so that the small area evaporates . Let ' s put it away . This cutting is suitable for planting . Three or four centimeters of it go inside . There will be something left above the ground . It ' s not too big . A good cutting is 8 - 10 cm long . Not more . It ' s ready to be planted . And the next one . I ' m removing the leaves . I ' m correcting the cutting which was made with secateurs . And secateurs crushes a bit . Again , cut off above the node . Remove the leaf . Because this leaf is small , I ' ll leave it like that . The internode is too short . So , we can remove the leaves . And we use this to make the cutting . The last one was Hydrangea macrophylla . White . The one we have in front of the office . This cutting is shorter but it ' s still enough . Four cm to the ground . . . The big leaf must be cut in half . The way it was cut shows that the tool was sharp . The cutting won ' t be damaged and will be healthy . This very nice tip we can also use as a cutting . Just remove all the leaves . We ' re creating the cutting from the shoot apex . It ' s woody enough . I ' ll leave the leaves on it because they are small . I have to smooth the cutting because it was crushed by the secateurs . I ' m cutting one centimeter above the leaves . And we have another piece . This cutting would be too long . I ' ll shorten it . It can ' t be too long either ? Not too long because it would be too big to keep the plant alive . We have to keep it alive until it gets roots . The tip ' s left . . . with some flower bud . I ' ll do something like this . And we ' re going to have two nodes . One of them is going to have flowers for sure . And we ' re doing the same thing with another one . Shorten what ' s damaged by secateurs . Cut off the cutting . Remove one leaf . What has browned must be cut off because it will be moldy . Shorten , cut off . . . Pluck , pluck , pluck and we ' ve made apex cutting . And now the most beautiful , a woody part needs to be cut off . Extremely ripe . Won ' t be too short ? No , it ' s enough . . . three centimeters inside the ground and the bud above the ground . The cutting should be 8 - 10 centimeters long . Not longer . We can make one more from this shoot . We ' ll put the flower away . Again . We have another one . And the same . A woody part has to be removed . I ' m getting rid of the leaves . The cutting is nearly ready . I ' ll put it here . I ' m cutting off the tip . One leaf has to be cut in half . It can be without the flowers . If you have such shrubs which bloom in spring . Then you don ' t even have to care about removing the flowers . We ' re dividing it into two parts . We ' re going to have another apex cutting . And one more . . . I ' ve been doing it for so short and look how advanced I am . This tip is too short . . When is the last call for making such cuttings of hydrangea ? Even till the end of September . The later we make it , the less woody it is and harder to survive winter . Now , the other hydrangea called Annabelle . The same rules . It ' s bigger so we have to shorten everything . Their leaves are huge . I ' ll shorten them . We ' re cutting off one leaf from the pair . The other one we ' re cutting in half . And the cutting is ready . The flower is here as a label . Leaves are so long . Typical for this variety . But , it ' s got big flowers . . . as well . We ' ll have to clean up this mess . We prune the bottom . Get rid of the damaged leaf . Shorten . . . and here ' s the cutting . Shorten . Cut . Remove . The cutting ' s ready . Shorten . Remove . Cut . Here also has to be shorten . Can ' t be too big . And the last shoot from Annabelle . Correct the secateurs ' cut . Shorten . Put away . Shorten , remove , and so on . How do you call this kind of cuttings ? Semi - hardwood cuttings . There ' s a difference between softwood cuttings and semi - hardwood cuttings . First one are made from soft stem . You can use it for tomatoes and cucumbers . You can make a phlox . Here we ' re preparing semi - hardwood cuttings . We ' d waited till the plant bloomed . Look at this shoot . You can see that it ' s wood . And this is hydrangea paniculata . This shoot has got small leaves so I ' ll leave them . The big one . . . Oh no . . . wait . Flower . . . OK . Ask me a question . But aloud ! There are different types of propagation hydrangea , yes ? Are they all to find in our guide ? Yes . You can find them in our guide . We won ' t show it . Because it ' s the calendar of vaccinations and plant propagation . Everything is explained there . What and when . . . With small description . Are there the dates ? Yes . The dates are given . If you watch one film on YT , you ' ll understand . There are : the schedule , samples of different cutting . While reading our guide , you learn a lot . We don ' t have to show you everything step by step . It ' s enough to watch this movie about the propagation . Yes . Watch what I ' m doing here . And then do the same in your garden according to the planting schedule . There are also other films about the vaccination and propagation . Propagation . . concerns evergreen and coniferous plants . If someone hadn ' t make it , he ' ll watch it for the future . But mainly , please look into the calendar and the films we shoot on a regular basis . I ' ll show you one plant from some family . . . And you can propagate the others in the same way . In this way , we have come to the end of preparing the cuttings . We ' ll start from the one I cut first . . . because the wound has dried up a little bit . It ' s the best when a cutting rest before planting . Juices has to come back . The bottom should dry up . The best time to make cuttings is early in the morning . When the plant is full of energy and water . For rooting I use " Kaptan ". It ' s fungicide and stimulates callus development . I ' ll take the box in which I ' m going to carry my cuttings . I put the bottom into the powder . in Kaptan You can buy whatever powder you like . Is it necessary ? No , the root system can be formed without chemicals . But with Kaptan there will be smaller percentage of rotten cuttings . We won ' t plant the flower , will we ? You have to manage in every situation . I ' ve already showed you how to prepare the bed . And here I have it . And now we ' ll plant our cuttings . Let ' s start . We ' ll do in the area made by the box . Here . We can put the cuttings directly to the ground . Or to the pots . But remember it has to survive over winter . Those pots are worse choice . Frost will penetrate the spaces between the containers . This soil is on the ground . . . which will warm it , a little bit . If we also cover it , then keeping it alive should be easy . How many cuttings do we have ? Eight . I ' m making a hole . Be careful with the powder . Three , four centimeters . So you don ' t push it into the ground ? You can press it but it ' s better if the hole is already ready . Plant it every five cm . Not too sparsely , but also not too densely . Press it lightly . They can touch each other very gently . But they can ' t overlap . And the last one . We turn the leaves inward. I ' m going to bring the rest . The pink one . Now pink , and the previous one was white . You ' ll label them . When we finish here . Dip and put in . Dip . Make a hole . Put in . Will this cuttings bloom next year ? Yes , they will . If you do it quite early , there ' s a chance they will bloom from the side shoots this year . Because they will release shoots . It ' s only the beginning of July . Or the middle . . . Beginning . I ' ve dipped the stick . . . I ' m too stressed . I ' m making mistakes . Now , we ' re doing it and then we ' ll show you how everything happens . Done . VIDEO What ' s next ? I ' ll take the flowers . You ' ll make the labels later . Now dark pink hydrangea . I ' ll dip them in my powder first . Otherwise I ' ll dip a stick . . . It must be - so called - stress . The white one is beautiful because it turns pink . First , it gets pink spots . And later on it turns pink . Not whole but almost . In the end it ' s green . It ' s worth looking for a white variety . It is the most resistant to frost . Isn ' t it ? We had to remove old shoots once , five or six years old . We showed you the process of pruning . I ' m doing it without ceremony . . . I ' ll make the holes in advance . One leaf can be over the other ? They can be above each other . But they shouldn ' t press each other . You can arrange them however you want . We ' ll make one row of this one . I won ' t make more . I ' ve got many of them . Now , hydrangea arborescens . Very popular Annabelle . How many holes do you have ? Two , four , six , seven . Seven . Let ' s go . One . Two . Three . Leaves go in the same direction . Four . Five . Six . Seven . Next one . Last hydrangea paniculata . OK . Make eight holes . Yes ? I ' ll put them in one line and dip them in the powder . One . Second . Third . Fourth . Eight . One row is made . Pass me the flower of these cuttings . I have to stand behind you . Show what ' s next .
Now , I ' ll show you the next step . Take the flowers . There are many gaps here . The soil doesn' t adhere well . Take a watering - can with a sieve . And let the water stand still . The sand in this mixture will stick to the cutting . Will get tighter . Too much water . That ' s fine . And it ' s gone to the holes . What ' s left . . . Only . . . Cover them and press . Don ' t let too much air to get inside . Depends on their needs , we have to sprinkle the cuttings. How often ? It depends on the weather . If it ' s cloudy , like today , do it once a day . Water it only when the bed is visibly dry . Can ' t be muddy . When it ' s sunny . . . I ' ve made it in the shade , the sun doesn ' t come here . Sprinkle three times a day . When it ' s sunny . If it ' s cloudy , do it in the morning once and if you sprinkle in the evening , it ' ll be great . If you see the cutting is sick or moldy . Or it ' s wet and cold for some time . Open this window . To vent it . On cloudy days we can take it away . But don ' t forget to cover them again ! Because some cat or different animal can destroy it . They can also dry up . The cuttings need water but not much because they will drown . You have to be careful . If some mold shows up , even one , spray it with Topsin . It should stop the process . And open the window for a couple of days . That ' s all .