How do you dig up a large hydrangea?

Hydrangea roots don’t usually extend deeper than six inches, but you want to be thorough, so dig down about eight inches just to be safe. Once you’ve made your cuts in a complete circle around the plant, start digging in toward the center and loosening up the soil.

Do hydrangeas have deep roots?

Because hydrangeas have shallow root systems, mulch well to prevent them from drying out.

How do you dig up a mature hydrangea?

Dig carefully.

Use your shovel to make cuts around the hydrangea before actually digging it up. When pulling the plant up, remove with it as much of the rootball as possible. The rootball, dense with fibrous roots and soil, may be very heavy, so enlist help if you need it.

Can a mature hydrangea be moved?

Can you move a mature hydrangea? Yes, you can, following the exact same directions as above but make sure that you have more than one person present because the more mature your hydrangea, the larger the root ball will be in there for the heavier it will be.

How hard is it to dig up a hydrangea?

Hydrangeas are not all that hard to just dig up and remove. The root systems are not extensive and the plant will not regenerate or reshoot from portions left in the soil. If very large, just cut back the top growth first, then dig out along the drip line.

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How far down do hydrangea roots go?

Hi Bob, hydrangeas typically have shallow roots, 6 to 8 inches, so they’re a good choice for planting next to the house. Be sure when siting them, to plant at least half as far from the house, as the mature size of the plant will be.

How do I take a cutting from a hydrangea?

Step-by-step guide to taking a hydrangea cutting

  1. Select young shoots from the plant and trim to around 7.5cm (3in) long by cutting just below a leaf joint with a knife or secateurs.
  2. Remove the lower leaves from the stem and if the top leaves are large, cut them in half to help reduce water loss and wilting.

How deep and wide are hydrangea roots?

Hydrangea roots don’t usually extend deeper than six inches, but you want to be thorough, so dig down about eight inches just to be safe. Once you’ve made your cuts in a complete circle around the plant, start digging in toward the center and loosening up the soil.