Hydrangeas

What You Need To Know About Hydrangeas


How Do You Care For Hydrangeas?

Most hydrangeas prefer at least some shade to be at their best, but there are varieties that tolerate even full sun. Hydrangeas love a deep watering especially when it is hot out. Fertilize your hydrangeas in spring with a slow release fertilizer.


When Do You Prune Hydrangeas?

Determine whether your hydrangea blooms on old or new wood. Old wood hydrangeas like Oakleaf and Big Leaf (lacecap, mophead) should be pruned once the flowers have browned out in late summer. New wood hydrangeas like smooth and panicle should be pruned when dormant in late winter or early spring.


When Do Hydrangeas Bloom?

Bloom time varies amongst different types and varieties of hydrangea and your climate. The main flowering season is summer, but many hydrangeas bloom well into fall. Newer reblooming hydrangeas bloom in late spring all the way through fall.


When Do You Prune Hydrangeas?

Determine whether your hydrangea blooms on old or new wood. Old wood hydrangeas like Oakleaf and Big Leaf (lacecap, mophead) should be pruned once the flowers have browned out in late summer. New wood hydrangeas like smooth and panicle should be pruned when dormant in late winter or early spring.

Hydrangeas By Mature Size

Small (Up to 4 feet)

*Dwarf varieties (up to 3 feet)

Medium (4 to 6 feet)

Large (Over 6 feet)

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