Hydrangea help

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by KBGkicksazz » August 28th, 2018, 9:08 am

Hydrangeas need winter protection in cold weather states.

I stake mine off and use burlap as a snow fence and fill it with leaves at the end of fall.
andy10917 wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 7:55 am
Hoos, do you have other Hydrangeas, and if so how are they doing? They like morning sun and protection from hot afternoon sun. They grow like weeds around here, although bad winters (-10 F) can cause them to have a year without blooms. Do you cut them back at all annually?

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by fun4me2 » August 30th, 2018, 8:29 am

I have a Hydrangea planted in an area that gets a little morning sun (very little). I would say it's mostly in the shade. BTW it's at least 15 years old.
I do nothing to the soil, never did.
It is in kind of a protected area by my entry door.
My dilemma at first was how to prune it. :confused:
So I deceided to just cut off the dried flowers in Sept.
Last winter, due to removing the snow off my roof and it landing on the plant, many branches broke off so it didn't produce that many blossoms this year. Lots of growth however. I expect next year it will be pretty nice.
This is a picture of my hydrangea blossom from last year.

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by fun4me2 » August 30th, 2018, 8:39 am

Here is a picture where the Hydrangea is planted.
It's in the corner near the house where the brick fireplace is, which is recessed and under an overhang.

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by STL » August 30th, 2018, 10:05 am

HoosierDaddy wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 8:00 am
That's the only one I had it's long gone now. I have other neighbors who have had success with them and I know for a fact they do nothing to them. It was a location thing where I had it in full afternoon sun for the first year. Then I moved it to a location where it got only a couple of hours of sun per day but I think it was just not meant to be. I haven't decided whether I will try to replace it or not as I don't have a good spot that only gets morning sun.
If you want to give hydrangeas another go, maybe try a different type. Hydrangea paniculata is much more sun and heat tolerant than the others. Lime light, little lime, bobo, quickfire, little quickfire, etc. are popular and will give you a range of sizes to chose from. My little lime does great in mostly full sun and I've been very impressed with candy apple so far.

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by HoosierDaddy » August 30th, 2018, 11:27 am

Thanks STL! I still have one spot I'd like to have one in. May give one of those a go.


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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by TimmyG » August 30th, 2018, 12:11 pm

HoosierDaddy wrote:
August 30th, 2018, 11:27 am
Thanks STL! I still have one spot I'd like to have one in. May give one of those a go.
Then be sure to check out Re: Crape Myrtle Companion?

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by HoosierDaddy » September 7th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Ok, my little quickfire arrived. Ordered from Amazon, same vendor that Andy mentions in the Crape Myrtle Companion thread. Ready to give it another go!

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by andy10917 » September 7th, 2018, 3:22 pm

My two are doing really well !!

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by rookierappaz » January 20th, 2020, 8:35 pm

My hydrangea has been doing the same..

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Re: Hydrangea help

Post by mobiledynamics » January 28th, 2020, 8:01 pm

Love Mac's. Just hate the tempermental blooms.....my favorites for the last few years have been limelight trees.

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