Hydrangea tree

(Question)

Hello to all,
I live near Edmonton, Alberta. I have a hydrangea tree that was planted two years ago. The original plant struggled with the trunk basically dying. A couple of large off shoot branches grew from the base and now out grew the height of the original trunk. Here’s the problem, I was attempting to prune off pieces of the original dead trunk amongst the new foliage and accidentally cut a large piece off the flourishing newer plant. Can I use this cut piece to grow roots? If so how and how long will it take?

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(Answer)

Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners with your inquiry. It is devasting when pruning and you realize that you have accidentily removed the wrong branch. The good news is that hydrangea roots readily easily from stem cuttings.

Here is a link to an excellent guide with step by step instructions.