Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, May 27, 2001.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    how do u care for a hydrangia bush, is it right to cut it down to the ground in late fall? trim it after blooming? thanks
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Typical bigleaf hydrangea ...Do not cut back in the fall because they bloom on old wood...prune immediately after bloom and this is usually only done to thin out a few of the oldest stems, cutting them at the base...general care.... compost or fert in the spring...water in dry spells to keep soil evenly moist, but, not soggy...maitain several inches of organic matter over the roots but not touching stems...in addition to ill timed pruning..winter kill is the most common reason for no blooms...should be in a sheltered location... Hope this helps.

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