Hydrangeas are among the most widely-grown landscape shrubs, and for good reason. In the spring or summer, they bloom in shades of white, pink, purple, or blue; some have stunning fall color, as well. Use as a specimen plant, for massing, or along house or deck foundations. There’s a hydrangea for nearly every garden.
Are hydrangeas easy to grow?
Yes! The secret to growing beautiful blooming hydrangeas is to select the right variety for your garden’s conditions. Hardiness zone, sunlight, soil moisture, soil pH, and space are all things to consider. Once planted, give your shrubs the best care. Read More
Will hydrangeas grow in my region?
Most likely, yes. There are hydrangea plants that can survive cold temperatures, but their flower buds may not. Others melt in the heat. To get the best results, select a hydrangea that will thrive in your hardiness zone and growing conditions.
When do I plant and prune hydrangeas?
Plant hydrangeas in fall or spring so they can establish good root systems without the stress of summer heat or winter cold. Prune plants that bloom on last year’s growth in the spring after they flower. Prune plants that bloom on new growth (often called “reblooming hydrangeas”) in the spring after the plants leaf out.