March 11, 2024

Rooting Climbing Hydrangeas

I always enjoy growing my own plants, but there’s something even more exciting and gratifying about propagating them - producing plants by dividing, grafting, or rooting cuttings from existent stems.

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I have many hydrangeas including beautiful climbing hydrangeas with their large, lacy white flowers and attractive lush foliage that can be found meandering up the trunks of various trees in warmer months. Recently, my gardeners, Ryan McCallister and Wendy Norling, gathered about 300-climbing hydrangea cuttings and rooted them in pots. It's an easy process that should produce strong roots within weeks.

Enjoy these photos.