Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by crzymow, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    Does anyone know how to make a Big Leaf Hydrangea bloom in Sept in NWPA, thanks
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Most Hydrangeas bloom in early to mid-summer, so I'm not sure if you could even get it to bloom in Sept.

    The good thing is that the bloom will dry and have a fourth season look to it in the winter time when it is dry and dormant.
  3. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Wait until it buds out and cut the stems by half (if 4', cut to 2'). This might do it: this sort of procedure works to delay bloomtimes and also promotes stronger basal stems (to support the leaf and bloom masses).

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