Learn everything you need to know about Hydrangea Care & how
growing hydrangea is worth every minute you spend on them.
With Hydrangea pruning care the end result is an incredible ball like clusters of detailed smaller flowers creating a show of brightly colored flowers and deep green leaves to add a colorful exotic look to your tropical garden!
There are approximately 75 species around the would of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia, Indonesia, China, North and South America, Korea, and the Himalayas.
But the largest amounts of species are found in Eastern Asia and Japan.
There are only five that are grown and cultivated in the U.S. with the most widely grown known as Hydrangea macrophylla.
Hydrangeas do need care and shouldn’t be neglected in order to produce the greenest full lush leaves and lots of large inflorescences hydrangea color of the green lime light hydrangea white hydrangeas, purple hydrangea, cream hydrangea, the famous nikko blue hydrangea, and the charming pink diamond hydrangea flowers blooms.
My Mother had two big hydrangea plants in our back yard that were in 100% full sun which they hate but yet bloomed for over 40 years.
Surprisingly the plants got pretty large about 4 feet with being cut back every year, otherwise it may have gotten bigger.
But year after year it thinned out more and more and produced less flowers because as my mother got older she neglected them and rarely watered them. Now knowing what I know about them I'm amazed that they even grew and produced flowers being grown in the complete opposite conditions which they need to be full and lush.
The roots need to be constantly wet and moist and really should be grown in a shady area that gets bright indirect light.
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More Hydrangea Care Growing Tips and Care and Maintenance of Hydrangeas
If you are purchasing an established Hydrangea from a nursery make sure to do so when it already had blooms on it, especially if you want a specific type or color.
You can plant them just about any time from the last frost of the year,(early spring) all the way to the later part of summer or fall. But if planting early in the year make sure the winter is complete and there is no chance of a frost.
For Proper Tropical Hydrangea Care, make sure to plant at the same depth the hydrangea was planted in the pot, dot dig your hole too deep.
For Best Results make sure to plant them in a shaded area that will receive an indirect sunlight.
Using a fertilizer is necessary every month during the summer then halting the applications during the winter when they become dormant.
Consistent moisture is a must these plants need moisture and absolutely dried and type of drought which can permanently harm your hydrangea.
If youâ€™re looking to enhance the color of your flowers it can be manipulated. All you have to do to change a hydrangea from pink
to blue is by adding aluminum to the soil. To Change the colors from blue to pink you will need to somehow subtract aluminum from the soil. So read whatâ€™s in the ingredients of the fertilizers you use for the best Hydrangea Care you can give.
Hydrangeas will and do often change color on their own when they are planted, it takes time for them to adjust to the new environment.
It is not unusual to see several different colors or shades on one shrub the next year after planting I actually prefer them to have multiple shades.
Always prune off the lead laves and flowers to keep the plant looking healthy and to encourage new growth each year.