Cityline Venice Hydrangea
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
The Cityline® Venice Hydrangea is a new and improved Hydrangea! This shrub is a dwarf variety, allowing it to fit in small spaces. It is an easy to maintain shrub that is resistant to mildew and many other diseases. No more worry! No more maintenance! Big beautiful blooms are produced during the early to late summer. These blooms are supported on strong stems that do not droop. Flower color is determined by the pH level of the soil.
Features: The Cityline® Venice Hydrangea is a small and compact shrub that produces bursts of color when other plants typically do not flower. The small and compact nature of this shrub allows it to stay neat and tidy with no pruning required. The blooms produced can reach up to 6 inches in diameter with intensely pigmented color.
Flower color is dependent upon the pH levels with in the soil. Acidic soil produces blue flowers, while alkaline soil produces fuchsia blooms. The flower heads are long lasting and will bloom in early summer to late summer.
When planting your Cityline Venice 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 Cityline Venice Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade. If you have alkaline soil and want a blue hydrangea, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil, amend with aluminum sulfate or elemental sulfur. If you are seeking a pink color, add lime several times per year. 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.