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Hydrangeas

Family: Saxifragraceae
Plant type: Deciduous perennial
Ideal Planting time: Winter
Size:
'Annabelle'(H.aborescens) 1.5m tall x 2m
Pee Gee (H.paniculata) 3 x 2m
Depth and Spacing: Plant with the crown (the point at which the root meets the leaves) just under the soil surface.
Distance apart are:
'Annabelle'(H.aborescens) 2m
Pee Gee (H.paniculata) 3m
Aspect: Shade to part sun only. Hydrangeas thrive in a cool & moist spot which is sheltered from the hot Summer sun and northerly winds.
Soil: Rich & well draining.
Watering: Hydrangeas should be kept well watered whilst they are growing.
Fertilising: Complete fertiliser.
Flowering time: Summer to Autumn.
Pruning:To promote strong growth in any kind of hydrangea during the plant's first few years, remove just the flowering heads from directly above a strong bud and then, as the plants grow taller, prune to shape. Both hydrangeas flower on newer growth that makes it possible to give a hard prune later in the season and still enjoy flowers later that same year. once the flowers have finished.
H.paniculata (Pee Gee) & arborescens (Annabelle) flower on newer growth which makes it possible to give a hard prune later in the season and still enjoy flowers later that same year.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:36 AM
Keywords: Hydrangeas, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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