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Hydrangea (arborescens)

John M. Englert
USDA NRCS - Norman A. Berg National Plant Materials Center
Bldg. 509, BARC - East, E. Beaver Dam Road
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
(301) 504-8175
(301) 504-8741 (fax)

Family Scientific Name: Hydrangeaceae
Family Common Name: Hydrangea Family
Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens
Common Name: Hills-of-snow hydrangea
Species Code: HYDARB
Ecotype: CumberlandGap National Historical Park, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway
General Distribution: South New York to Ohio, Missouri and Oklahoma, south to Georgia, Lousiana, and Arkansas.
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: vegetative
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Target Specifications: Stock Type: Woody plug, container shrub. Height: Varies depending on container, use and site. 2-3 gallon container specimen: 36-48"; 2" plug: 4-5". Root System: Roots of finished plant should fill container.
Other Comments: Vegetation Propagation Method: Softwood cuttings are taken in late June. Cuttings are trimmed to a size that has a node at the bottom of the cutting with one pair of leaves at the top, dipped in a 1:5 solution of Dip n Grow, and stuck in flats of perlite under mist in the greenhouse. Cuttings root in a few weeks and are then transplanted to quart containers with a mix of Sunshine Mix #1, fine pine bark chips, Nutricote, and endomycorrhizae.

Propagators: K. Davis, B. King, J. Kujawski.


Davis, Kathy M.; Kujawski, Jennifer. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Hydrangea arborescens plants USDA NRCS - Norman A. Berg National Plant Materials Center Beltsville, Maryland. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/01/20). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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