The Bobo® Hydrangea is a beautiful, dwarf hydrangea that will turn heads. It is a small and compact shrub that will bloom clusters of white flowers from summer all the way to the first frost. It is a great addition to any garden where space is limited. It won the Gold Floral Metal for best novelty plant.
The Bobo® Hydrangea is a dwarf variety that maintains a small and compact structure. An abundance of creamy, white flowers are produced in clusters upon strong supporting stems that allow for no drooping. Flowers bloom profusely from July through September. These blooms generally acquire a blushing pink tint toward the end of the flowering season. The Bobo Hydrangea maintains a height of 2-3 feet and a spread of 3-4 feet. This is a great shrub for those Hydrangea lovers that just don’t have the space available for traditional Hydrangeas
The Bobo® Hydrangea prefers to be planted in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. This plant will bloom regardless of soil, pH level, climate, or pruning. To maintain shape, it is best to prune in late winter or early spring. For best blooming results, apply a slow release fertilizer in the early spring.
When Is The Best Time To Prune This Hydrangea?
Prune in late winter to early spring since this shrub blooms on new wood. Pruning after blooming is done can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Shrub?
Viburnum, hostas and ferns pair well with this shrub. Space your hydrangea 3-4 feet apart and plant companions in between to give the garden a full look.
Where Should I Plant This Hydrangea?
Plant this adaptable shrub in a spot that has well drained soil with full sun to part shade conditions in grow zones 3-8.
When planting your Bobo® Hydrangea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Hydrangeas. Avoid planting hydrangeas in summer when temperatures are mid80s or higher.
The Bobo® Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade. This variety's color is not affected by soil pH. Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first year after planting. Throughout its life Hydrangeas will do best with a deep watering once weekly during hot temperatures. Mulching at about 3 inches deep is highly recommended for hydrangeas. Mulching will cut back on watering needs and protect your plant in extreme temperatures. Choose a slow release fertilizer for flowering plants. Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in early summer for best results. You don’t need to prune hydrangeas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. You can treat mites, scale, whiteflies, and aphids naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering. Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide. Generally, treating fungus after infection isn't effective so if you have problems with other plants or in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring.
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|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||3-4 Feet|