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08/11/2012 at 18:54
No, don't try to "divide" it. I would plant it now. ( I assume it was in a pot outside and not grown indoors). Prune in spring. Keep old flower heads....these help protect the emerging buds.
08/11/2012 at 19:05
break23 wrote (see)

A friend has given me a hydrangea, in excellent condition, which she has had in a very large pot for at least 6 years.  However, I do not want to keep it in the pot but want to plant it in my garden.  Should I be planting it now or leave it until the Spring?

Also, is it likely I will be able to divide it and get extra plants?

 

 

You cannot divide a shrub-propagation is usually from cuttings.

09/11/2012 at 07:02

Never tried it-but found this -if you scroll down to propagation and click on seed it explains how

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=122

It will take a while to get a flowering plant

09/11/2012 at 07:41

Cuttings strike quite easily in late summer (I've got a cold frame full!).   I think the flowers of the mophead types are sterile - someone wll correct me if I'm wrong 

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