Hydrangea is a beautiful ornamental shrub. And many gardeners dream of growing it, as well as propagating in its garden. This magnificent plant pleases with lush spheres of white, pink, purple and blue flowers all season. And the bush begins to bloom in the spring. It grows rapidly (sometimes up to 2 meters) and will survive even the cold winters.
Hydrangea propagates by dividing old bushes. Moreover, with good care, almost any soil is suitable, preferably calcareous. What conditions are needed to transplant a shrub? For planting, it is better to choose a penumbra where access to the sun will not be denied by tree crowns. But you must remember that there are exclusively photophilous varieties. Hydrangea is moisture-loving, therefore, the soil should not only be well fertilized, but also constantly moistened, especially when the bush is actively growing. Without fertilizer, dense foliage and beautiful flowering cannot be achieved. The plant can be mulched with peat, bark of conifers and large chips. Mildly acidic substrates are suitable.
A transplant should be planned for spring or autumn, but in advance. In summer, this can not be done, otherwise you can not wait for the flowers. The reason is a large load on the plant, because it is already actively growing.
Hydrangea should be transplanted in spring before buds open. This is done to better preserve the root system. Since the fall, gardeners have been pruning the ground around the bush so that it can easily be moved to a new location in spring. In autumn it is better to transplant at the end of September. In this case, the plant will take root, but will not grow. Provided that the subcortex is planted in the fertilized soil, the bush will not need several years.
If the transplant is scheduled for autumn, a landing pit is prepared in 1-2 months. If in the spring, then all the preparatory work is done in the fall. The depth, width and length of the pit are 50 cm. It must be filled with prepared fertilizer. As a fertilizer, you can use composts, as well as potash minerals, vitamins are based on phosphorus and potassium.
An important point when transplanting is to carefully position the hydrangea root neck at soil level. Usually, a plant (until it has taken root) requires props. You can get rid of them when the bush hardens and begins to grow actively. Young seedlings must be protected from the cold, because only adult plants are frost-resistant.
The shrub usually grows well, so you need to make a distance of at least 1.5 m between the plants. Transplant, propagate hydrangea, do not forget to constantly moisten the soil, and it will delight you with its delicate caps of flowers for many years.