Dividing a hydrangea is easy to do and it’s a great way to get more plants for free! Learn how to divide hydrangeas in a few easy steps.
Here's what you need to get started:– Spade Shovel– Garden Fork– Garden Gloves– Garden Soil
Start digging around the base of the baby clump, starting with the outside of the plant and work your way in.
The roots can be pretty tough so use your body weight if needed to dig through and under the roots. Try to salvage as much of the root ball as you can. The more protected the roots are, the easier it will be to acclimate to its new location.
Dig around the base of the clump in a circle and use a lifting motion when digging under the plant to start separating it from the mother plant.
Use a garden fork to get underneath and help lift the root ball out.
Continue digging and lifting. It took me about 10-15 minutes to get two clumps out but was well worth the effort.
Immediately replant the baby clumps in another area then water it.
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